Microblogging platform Twitter gives heads up about Cumbrian killer’s whereabouts

Microblogging platform Twitter gives heads up about Cumbrian killer’s whereabouts

Sophie Goodwin

Sophie Goodwin

A sign of the times:  It is encouraging to see Twitter was used to warn and update Cumbrian residents about the horrific killings and the whereabouts of Bird.  It is situations like these where the microblogging service really comes into its own –spreading short, informative messages like wildfire.

An article in today's Telegraph reports on the Police’s use of Twitter in more detail, but in essence minute-by-minute updates were posted and re-tweeted across the platform, and the hashtags  #whitehaven and #cumbria were used to help people track the news.

It certainly provides a strong argument against those who view the platform as pointless and ‘only for hearing about people’s breakfast habits’!  We look forward to seeing how Twitter will used by the Police in the future, and can certainly see it playing a more prominent part in everyday life.

Share this story:

Read more from the blog

Charlotte Stoel

The Impact of AI in Journalism

How is AI shaping the future of journalism? We attended AI Summit London to discover the latest insights from Reuters and The Times. Moreover, what does this mean for the future of comms? ...Read more

Charlotte Stoel
Charlotte Stoel
Blog

Five Steps to Shaping Your Reputation Strategy

Looking to implement a reputation shaping programme? Here are five key steps you need to take into consideration. ...Read more

Selina Jardim
Selina Jardim
Blog

Professional Wrestling – Lessons for Successful PR Campaigns

At first glance, public relations and professional wrestling seem worlds apart. However, there are actually quite a few lessons the comms industry can take from the world of wrestling. ...Read more

Emily Royle
Emily Royle

Add a comment

Time limit exceeded. Please complete the captcha once again.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Is it time to shape your reputation?

We operate in London, Paris and Munich, and have a network of like-minded partners across the globe.

Get in touch

Sign up to Spark, our newsletter

Receive thought pieces from our leadership team, views on the news, tool of the month and light relief for comms folk

You can unsubscribe at any time, please read our privacy policy for more information