Skip to comments.New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly
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.
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."
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Maybe, just maybe, they can sit down and think about why people feel this way.
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.
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?
“Have a nice day!”
Wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.
You won’t like Tokyo either.
Short answer: No.
HA HA, That’s pretty funny. People are quite witty, I’m always amused at just how much that is so.
When will people learn that twitter and “selfies” can easily backfire? What a stupid world!
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.
I can imagine them singing the “sodomy” song from “Meet the Feebles”.
Will the last Patriot leaving NYC please turn off the lights.
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.
Nope, anyone can post comments or pictures to a hashtag.
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.
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.
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.
D’oh! Government seems to be as skilled at social media PR as they are at, well, everything else!
But in the meantime, you can sit back and laugh at NYPD for tripping over its own shoelaces!
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.
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).
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.
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.
Yeah, it was a bonehead move, but a snapshot does not tell an entire story.
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.
Obviously designed by a product of the NYC Public Schools.
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