The New York Police Department’s 76th Precinct Captain Jeffrey Schiff had a novel and controversial idea: tweeting pictures of convicted criminals when they were released.
The tweets didn’t last long as he was criticized for the practice by higher-ups.
But guess what? Two of the career criminals whose photos he shared have already reoffended since the December 2012 tweets were sent. Looks like Captain Schiff was on to something.
We told you about HMV’s Twitter troubles yesterday and today we bring you the woman behind the tweets: @Poppy_Powers.
And guess what? It seems she’s swamped with social media job offers since this happened.
Looks like there are a few lessons here for executives AND social media managers, hmm? Let’s take a stroll through her tweets to learn a bit more about what happened.
Face it, you’re not the best speller. Or maybe you WERE, but too much ‘text speak’ has turned your brain to mush. It has gotten so bad, in fact, that even Twitter’s spelling correction feature (on searches) isn’t enough for you to get by.
And you’re about to send a tweet to someone but aren’t sure of how to spell a particular word and don’t want to be embarrassed. What can you do?!
There’s a handy account on Twitter that can help you.
Twitter isn’t always about business. And it isn’t always about who can come up with the most clever observation or witty retort. Sometimes it hits you right between the eyes with a bit of reality you just didn’t expect.
Who is Lisa? She’s a mom of three children (ages 13, 10 and 6) who, in her own words, “has stage IV cancer and am undergoing testing and developing a treatment plan to try to extend my life as long as possible. I do not know how long that will be.”
And although she only knows many of them online, Lisa has made a huge impact on her Twitter friends – and she probably will on you as well.
We know followers don’t matter, but admit it – knowing that a BEAR has more followers than you irks you, doesn’t it? Just a little?
Well, in this post we share Meatball the Bear’s secrets to Twitter success!
They’re, um, not from the bear – they’re from us (didn’t want to disappoint you).
Much like the story of Matt Shankles with his @Lin_Mar_Love account designed to deflate bullies, another teen has taken to Twitter with the intent of spreading kindness instead of hate – and it’s spreading like wildfire.
Is the growing popularity of these “nice” accounts a sign of things to come? We hope so.
Yes, we are all professional photographers now (in our own minds) thanks to Instagram and other photo-sharing applications.
And even if you aren’t the one taking the pics, you’re undoubtedly on the receiving end of a few aficionados and have seen your fair share of photos.
There’s something about your friend’s behavior online lately that irks you: relentless bragging. You’ve even called them on it and they’re like “What? I’m just sharing important life moments with you. And you should be happy for me regardless – don’t hate!”
Goodness. If you haven’t read about the Progressive Insurance Company’s current PR crisis, you’ll be floored by this.
And even if you did read about it yesterday, there’s SO much more to read about it today. Progressive‘s Twitter is in a sorry state, really – and the insurance giant’s “Twitter team” seems mostly unaware of just how bad this is.