Twitter is quickly becoming more than a forum to update followers about what your favorite celebrity ate for breakfast. Police in Seattle are now using Twitter to update the public on real time information about stolen cars. The hope is that the public will respond by keeping an eye out for these stolen cars.
”Criminals are already using social networking, even posting on Twitter and Facebook about the houses they’ve broken into or the items they’ve stolen,” explains Lt. Mike Edwards of the SPD’s investigations procedures unit. “It’s just one more thing they’re using, so we want to use it, too.”
This program has been implemented in New Mexico with moderate success.