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A 999 call, Manchester United and a message shared

The 999 call made by someone wanting to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson attracted a lot of interest this week. It was put out by officers through the GMP Manchester North Facebook page they administer to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

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Festive campaigns – engaging or a waste of time?

We are rapidly hurtling towards Christmas now and it is a time when all the big brands are on a full on offensive to corner the market. This means we are facing a minute by minute barrage of festive advertising … Continue reading

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Taking the temperature of health services

I have been interested to hear about the changes being proposed to the health service, particularly the discussion about the inspection regime. The latest details were about a task force of professionals or trained individuals who will be used to … Continue reading

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Talk a good job

I had a great opportunity last week to talk about communication, social media and policing in two very different situations. The first chance was speaking to students at Rochdale Sixth Form College at a careers day both about working in … Continue reading

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What next for police and social media?

The question ‘what next for police and social media?’ was an interesting one posed to a group at the Bluelightcamp unconference that took place this weekend in Manchester. In the past three years there have been some significant developments by … Continue reading

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Risk and resources remain on top

Using social media is still something that many organisations are shying away from. They have concerns about dipping their toe in the water and then not being able to step away. They feel it would unleash something that cannot then … Continue reading

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Community takes control of communication

There was a significant change in communication that took place last week and it went relatively unnoticed. Greater Manchester Police took its first community reporter on patrol with local officers on Friday 8 March. It was a chance for the … Continue reading

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With followers comes responsibility

It was an interesting moment today (Thursday 21 February) when I noticed the Sky News ticker saying that Lord McAlpine had dropped his legal action against people who had defamed him on Twitter. Well it was dropped for anyone who … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the rumour mill

It was a normal Saturday morning with general domestic chores to do. I was not expecting that a trip to the dry cleaners would be any more than just that, but it was a fascinating window on the issues for … Continue reading

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2012: a year of crisis, social media and integrity

As we head into the last few days of 2012, I decided to review what the year looked like for me through my blog posts during the 12 months. There were three clear themes that have emerged for me throughout … Continue reading

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