Is Social Media A Force Multiplier?

A public information or community relations officer may find that during the course of a workday -- in among the usual tasks -- the amount of information coming at them via real-time status updates is overwhelming, even with a plan to filter and manage it...

But by getting specific and focusing on the people who can help solve the problem, police departments can do a lot more than simply multiply their force -- they’ll create partners who take an equal share of responsibility for public safety. That should be the true goal of any social effort.


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