Los Angeles Fire Department Twitters

When I interviewed the Twitter team yesterday I talked about its use during disasters. Well, looks like the Los Angeles Fire Department is using Twitter to tell people about what its department is doing. How did I learn about this? In my comments where Brian Humphrey, Public Service Officer of the LA Fire Department, left me a note.

I’m hearing about a ton of organizations who are looking at using Twitter (and other services like Pownce, Jaiku, and Facebook) to get information out.

My interview with the Twitter team should be up next week.

Comments

  1. I twittered about youtube having what appearsto be an outage today. Type in any typcial thing you would search for in the search box and see that most of the clips are at least 3 days old. Just started a twittering a couple of days back and I can already see the huge value of this tool.
    http://twitter.com/valleyblogzine

  2. I twittered about youtube having what appearsto be an outage today. Type in any typcial thing you would search for in the search box and see that most of the clips are at least 3 days old. Just started a twittering a couple of days back and I can already see the huge value of this tool.
    http://twitter.com/valleyblogzine

  3. Props to the LAFD for having the imagination to actually use Twitter to update situations that they are handling.

  4. Props to the LAFD for having the imagination to actually use Twitter to update situations that they are handling.

  5. I am a Youth Pastor and I use Twitter to communicate to parents what their kids have learned this past week at church or what events are coming up. I know, why not e-mail or newsletter. E-mail is read at work or when kids are in bed and then forgotten about. Newsletters are thrown away. Twitter comes to their phones on the way home from work and they talk about it when they get home. Also it is permission based marketing, as Seth Godin would put it.

  6. I am a Youth Pastor and I use Twitter to communicate to parents what their kids have learned this past week at church or what events are coming up. I know, why not e-mail or newsletter. E-mail is read at work or when kids are in bed and then forgotten about. Newsletters are thrown away. Twitter comes to their phones on the way home from work and they talk about it when they get home. Also it is permission based marketing, as Seth Godin would put it.

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