Saturday, April 27, 2013

Boston Police Department Uses Twitter During the Boston Marathan Bombing and Manhunt

An thought-provoking article looking at how the Boston Police Department used Twitter, instead of a press conference or briefing, to announce the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and counteract false claims spread through social media. The Twitter account was also used to shape media coverage of the manhunt. It'll be interesting to see how Twitter and other social media change the relationship between police departments, citizens, and the media in the future.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-26/how-boston-police-won-the-twitter-wars-during-bomber-hunt#r=hp-ls

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