Research on the police usage of Twitter

You might remember that I spoke with Laura Madison back in July, discussing Criminology in The Social Ecosystem.  We discussed her research project, taking place with fellow researchers Christa M. Miller and Chris Worden, which is now completed and is freely available on Scribd (see below).

The research is very detailed and provides a good look into the behavior of police departments, and individuals, across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  The statistic that concerned me the most was that only 51% of the nearly 1100 accounts surveyed are really being used much, if at all.

What statistics catch your eye?

Want to learn more about Twitter? Check out Laura Fitton’s book, Twitter for Dummies (affiliate link):

Filed under: Gov20, Government 2.0 Tagged: gov20, Police, Research, Social Strategies, Twitter
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