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Police to alert public with Twitter dispatches

By Andrew Ryan
Globe Staff / March 12, 2009

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A crime-blotter blog. E-mail alerts. Anonymous tips via text message. Now comes the next high-tech weapon for the Boston Police Department: A sergeant in the emergency dispatch center has been experimenting with Twitter, the micro-blogging tool that facilitates group conversations in 140-character bulletins to subscribers via computers and cellphones. (Full article: 254 words)

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