Now you don’t have to wait for the media to hear about the crime reports in North Miami Beach. Our Police Department has its very own Twitter page that you can follow to get the latest press releases, police related community events, and (hopefully soon) breaking news!
Grandmas around the world are tweeting. You need to get over your fear of technology and get with the program already!
I’ll help you get started so at the very least you can follow our North Miami Beach Police Department. Here are the simple instructions:
- Go to twitter.com and create an account.
- Once you have an account, click here: https://twitter.com/myNMBPolice
- Click the button.
Just remember that in order to find out what NMBPD is tweeting, you have to go to twitter.com, then sit and wait for the tweets.
Or, if you don’t have time to watch paint dry, you can always sign up to receive email or text notifications so you’ll never miss a tweet!
For example, if you were following our Police Department on Twitter, you’d already know this:
- You can follow lots of people and organizations. Twitter will give you suggestions based on your following preferences.
- People can follow you. Just make sure to set your account to “public” so people can find you.
- You can tweet your little old heart out 140 characters a pop.
- You can retweet other posts on your page.
- You can link your twitter page to your Facebook page.
- You can also tweet my blogs.
In addition to the North Miami Beach Police Department, you can also follow your local bloggers, such as:
- Random Pixels
- Chaz Stevens (MAOS)
- Elaine de Valle (Political Cortadito)
- Al Crespo (Crespogram Report)
- Hallandale Beach Blog
- Geniusofdespair (Eye on Miami)
If you’re a news junkie, you might also want to consider following:
- The Miami New Times
- The Miami Herald
- Channel 7 (WSVN)
- Channel 6 (NBC6)
- Channel 4 (CBS4 Miami)
- Channel 10 (WPLG Local 10)
You can also follow individual reporters to get news as it happens, such as the only reporters worth reading any more (and possibly soon to be the ONLY reporters at all) at the Miami Herald:
Or my favorite Miami New Times reporter, Tim Elfrink.
There, I’ve helped get you started. After this, you’re on your own. Now go look for your own peeps to follow. Sorry, I can’t do everything for you. I’m still not your mother.
Once you get comfortable on Twitter, get creative. Try personalizing your page with pictures, random quotes, art work, whatever. If you think you’re too old to learn new tricks, just remember you once swore up and down that you didn’t need no stinkin’ computer.
And, yet, here you are.
With all this information at your disposal, you now have absolutely no excuse to complain that you’re not being informed.
Yes, I’m talking about YOU. You know exactly who you are! (And so does everyone else.)
Say what you will about Twitter. Balk all you want. But if you don’t keep up with the rest of us and start following NMBPD on Twitter, quit your bitching that you’re being kept in the dark.
“Spreading the Wealth”