Category Archives: Tweeting Police Project

Tweeting Police and Fear of Crime: How will the research work?

 Firstly my sincere thanks again to everyone for helping out with this project. I have had some brilliant support from many members of the police and public who have helped spread the word about it and got people following and ready to … Continue reading

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Twitter Addiction: Fact or Fiction?

Any quick internet search will bring up a variety of studies suggesting that using Twitter, and other social media, can become addictive. Indeed, one study earlier this year argued it is more difficult to resist than tobacco or alcohol. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9054243/Facebook-and-Twitter-more-addictive-than-tobacco-and-alcohol.html) So can … Continue reading

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Tweeting Police and Fear of Crime: Further update and questions answered.

Many thanks to everyone, both police and public, who have helped in publicising this research – it is all much appreciated. Your assistance has meant that the word is slowly getting out about this, and support for the project is … Continue reading

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The Tweeting Police Project: An update and a plea for help.

Firstly, many thanks to all of you for the support that you have shown for this project.  As I wrote recently, the use of social media like Twitter is become more and more prevalent among police, something that is great … Continue reading

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Did we evolve to Tweet? The evolutionary basis of social networking.

 In one of my previous posts I explained why the human brain and Twitter are so well matched. The limits that our brain has to work within in terms of its’ processing power mean that it ‘likes’ information in brief … Continue reading

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Social Media and Fear of Crime: The Importance of Research in this Area.

 As many readers of this blog, and followers on Twitter, will know I am hoping to study how the sharing of information by police on Twitter impacts on fear of crime in those who read it. Social media has developed … Continue reading

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Why our brains love Twitter: Cognition, Heuristics and Social Media

The human brain is undoubtedly an amazing thing. It is capable of organising and processing the almost constant streams of sensory data with which it is faced, whilst simultaneously controlling and maintaining the many functions that our body needs to … Continue reading

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Tweeting Police and Fear of Crime: An introduction to the proposed research.

If you have been kind enough to find this post through a link on Twitter then you will be aware that I am hoping to carry out some research on the use of Twitter by the police and the impact … Continue reading

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