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New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly
AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | 4/22/14

Posted on 04/22/2014 11:20:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

New York (AFP) - New York police Tuesday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter -- only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality.

"Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook," the department posted on its NYPD News Twitter feed, hoping to fuel a feel-good, low-cost public relations campaign.

-snip-

One image showing police after striking a protestor brought the remark "Here the #NYPD engages with its community members, changing hearts and minds one baton at a time."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: biggestgangintown; donutwatch; napl; nyc; nypd; photoops; policebrutality; socialistmedia; socialistnetworking
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1 posted on 04/22/2014 11:20:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 04/22/2014 11:21:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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3 posted on 04/22/2014 11:31:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe, just maybe, they can sit down and think about why people feel this way.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 11:40:53 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Slings and Arrows
I went to NY in 04 and it was scary. At any moment I expected ice glaciers to begin forming

And aliens to come down and start beaming their lasers, killing at random.

And then there's the Mechs! I knew they were hiding somewhere, waiting for me.

I went into instant survival mode and got an outfit for protection. It seemed
totally acceptable and appropriate to the natives there.

I'll never go back.

5 posted on 04/22/2014 11:43:02 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Can you edit Twitter? They should have had someone take a look at the postings first. Or is this not possible with Twitter? Can you screen out receiving certain types of photos and messages?


6 posted on 04/22/2014 11:58:48 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: smokingfrog

“Have a nice day!”


7 posted on 04/22/2014 11:59:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.


8 posted on 04/23/2014 12:00:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: MaxMax

You won’t like Tokyo either.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 12:01:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: lee martell

Short answer: No.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 12:02:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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11 posted on 04/23/2014 1:38:12 AM PDT by Ken H
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12 posted on 04/23/2014 1:38:37 AM PDT by Ken H
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13 posted on 04/23/2014 2:07:56 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

HA HA, That’s pretty funny. People are quite witty, I’m always amused at just how much that is so.


14 posted on 04/23/2014 3:40:29 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Slings and Arrows

When will people learn that twitter and “selfies” can easily backfire? What a stupid world!


15 posted on 04/23/2014 3:40:39 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Daffynition

LOL


16 posted on 04/23/2014 5:01:51 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Feel good propaganda can not replace real change. They know there is a problem, but don’t want to see their attitudes are the problem.


17 posted on 04/23/2014 5:16:17 AM PDT by LevinFan
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18 posted on 04/23/2014 5:21:21 AM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: smokingfrog

I can imagine them singing the “sodomy” song from “Meet the Feebles”.


19 posted on 04/23/2014 5:54:15 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Daffynition

Will the last Patriot leaving NYC please turn off the lights.


20 posted on 04/23/2014 7:24:35 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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JBT Ping list


21 posted on 04/23/2014 7:58:43 AM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think it’s glorious the way their little PR stunt backfired. The NYPD and the LAPD seem to be in a contest to see who can kill or maim more innocent people. The NYPD shoots willy-nilly into a crowd at Times Square to try to hit a mentally ill loser, hitting a little old lady in a walker (I shall never forget that blodd-stained walker), while the LAPD shoot little oriental women in a truck vaguely looking like ex-cop Dorner’s pickup truck.

I wish I knew what the statistics of police violence in liberal hellholes vs. conservative areas. Both would be tragically high, but I’d suspect you’re way more likely to be gunned down by a cop if you happen to be in a democratic-controlled city.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 9:59:52 AM PDT by thmiley (Bang! Bang! Police! Stop or we'll shoot! *headsmack* Got it out of order again...darn it!)
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To: lee martell

Nope, anyone can post comments or pictures to a hashtag.


23 posted on 04/23/2014 10:16:37 AM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: ClayinVA

Thanks for that. I’ve not used a hashtag just yet. I don’t see any advantage to the hashtag over a basic email or dot com. Eventually, I suppose I will, right now, I don’t use or connect to them.


24 posted on 04/23/2014 11:17:14 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

On twitter, you make a post and no one sees it. You add a hashtag, and anyone can find that post by searching for it. You type in “I love unicorns! #myNYPD” and it’ll be included when someone searches for that trending twitter thread.
The problem is that no one owns that hashtag. The NYPD started it, but anyone can post anything under it and they have no control. Which is how you get pics of police abuse along sides of cops giving teddy bears to kids. It’s all a question of volume.


25 posted on 04/23/2014 1:45:54 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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"Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook,"

File under: CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!



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26 posted on 04/23/2014 1:55:46 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: christx30

Five to six years from now, if Twitter survives, there should be more editing power available to the original poster. That’s what I would expect. If Twitter has not changed or provided any ‘fine tuning’ controls to the poster, a rival company may come along with these features, making Twitter into the MySpace Ghost Town of tomorrow. Rupert Murdoch made the mistake of buying MySpace after interest in it had peaked. He spent over $580. million, only to sell it for $35. million. Mistake were made in this new form of media.


27 posted on 04/23/2014 1:59:15 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: bamahead

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Poetic justice.


28 posted on 04/23/2014 2:06:10 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of liberty only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

D’oh! Government seems to be as skilled at social media PR as they are at, well, everything else!


29 posted on 04/23/2014 2:12:32 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: lee martell

But in the meantime, you can sit back and laugh at NYPD for tripping over its own shoelaces!


30 posted on 04/23/2014 2:16:12 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: lee martell

I hope it doesn’t get like that. I’m glad people are free to add what they want to posts like that. If not, we’d have nothing but pics of people shaking hands with cops, and there would be no national dialog about police brutality like we had today.


31 posted on 04/23/2014 3:58:22 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: lee martell

No. You can’t delete other people’s tweets.

The point of Twitter:
EVERYONE can post ANYTHING (legally actionable content excepted).
ANYONE can post in response to ANYONE.
EVERYONE can see EVERYTHING (you configure what you want to see by default, but can search for anything).
Your only option is to delete your own posts (which has no effect on responding posts).


32 posted on 04/23/2014 4:12:09 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: lee martell

The point of a hashtag is anyone can chime in on a topic.
The great thing about hashtags is anyone can chime in on a topic.
The huge problem with hashtags is anyone can chime in on a topic.


33 posted on 04/23/2014 4:14:30 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: ctdonath2

Re; Hashtags; Anyone can chime in on a topic; Can’t they already do that with an emailed comment as we have been doing here? Maybe it seems ‘nifty’, or is a short cut method of accomplishing the same action, while using less keystrokes. I still don’t see the big advantage. I’m not saying this as a challenge, this is something I will have to learn about on my own over time. Thank you though, for your explanation.


34 posted on 04/23/2014 4:37:37 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Vince Ferrer
Yeah, I'm really sure you'd identify with the people who hijacked the hashtag, i.e. the Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous types.

Yeah, it was a bonehead move, but a snapshot does not tell an entire story.

35 posted on 04/23/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: lee martell

The point is everything is world-wide public. Email only goes to who you want it to. FR is accessible, but only seen by those who come here. Technically Twitter is too, but they managed to attract the world. FR only tags threads, and poorly at that. Hashtags let people mark a single post to a topic, easy to search for.

Example: find info about Bundy Ranch. FR: search thread titles & tags, get broad swaths. Twitter: every post is individually tagged.


36 posted on 04/23/2014 7:53:46 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: Daffynition

Obviously designed by a product of the NYC Public Schools.


37 posted on 04/25/2014 3:32:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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