Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doing.
The “TweetSmart” campaign began in late July by a coalition of nine agencies, including the Washington state patrol and the Seattle police, and aims to raise awareness about social media’s potential impact on law enforcement.
The U.S. Census Bureau today released Census PoP Quiz, a new interactive mobile application that challenges users’ knowledge of demographic facts for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The new app, which draws from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, aims to raise statistical literacy about the U.S. population.
Don’t know what #tbt or #oitnb mean? Twitter is now trying to explain them through a new trial feature.Searches for different hashtags will now display an explanation of the hashtag in addition to tweets associated with the hashtag. The new feature, first reported on by the Wall Street Journal, was rolled out on Friday for users of the Twitter app on iPhones.