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Your strategy is developed, your policies are in place, and you are ready to put these tools into action. The IACP Center for Social Media has created a compendium of tutorials, publications, case studies, and other resources to help guide you through the process of setting up and maintaining your social media presence.

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Glossary Terms

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Follower: on Twitter, a person who subscribes to receive tweets from a registered user.

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FAQ

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What is social media? Social media is integrated Web-based technology that allows users to generate content and then share that content through various connections.  Examples of social media include blogs, social networking sites, microblogging sites, photo- and video-sharing sites, wikis, mashups, and virtual worlds. With millions of active users on hundreds of sites, social media has become the way people do business, engage with others, and share and gather information. Social media is one of the many tools law enforcement can use to communicate with their community.

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Fun Fact

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According to Experian Hitwise, “Facebook” was the most searched term in 2012, making it the fourth year in a row that the social networking platform topped the most searched list.

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