Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Boston Police Department is on Twitter: We will let you know when the Zombies attack.

While most of us were taking the long weekend off in celebration of Memorial Day, social media kept on going. There was no shortage of breaking news, amazing stories, and incredibly useful social resources.

Well let’s see how Social Media sites are extremely useful for news and updates. So much that even the Boston Police Department is using Twitter to “tweet” about incidents on the streets of Boston. Other citizens can interact this way easily and be up to date. Officers can warn their Twitter followers about an intersection to avoid because of an accident. Roads closed for construction, traffic, arrests, etc.

Sometimes they also reply to reader questions. A short conversation between a concerned citizen and the Boston Police Department revealed just how dedicated the boys in blue can be, as they pledged to inform the world of any zombie attacks they come across.

Boston_Police: INJURED OFFICER: Officer from district 4 transported to Beth Israel Hospital, human bite to arm, suspect in custody.

Twitter user willcady used the opportunity to ask the police a burning question:

@Boston_Police if that was a zombie bite, would you tell us?

The police, answerd him:

@willcady Yes, absolutely

Look for your local police department on Twitter. You never know, it could come in handy.

Ali Magnano
Director of PR
Richter10.2 Media Group

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