How Twitter is changing communities

“The city of Mountain View, CA had a fairly typical community issue to deal with in May. A few census workers were starting to canvas door-to-door in this upscale, decidedly digital corner of Silicon Valley, sparking concerns about their legitimacy. The citizens did not call each other to gossip about it, they tweeted early and often about it, so the Mountain View Police Department met the people where they live. It tweeted back about the legitimacy of the census takers and even made an official U.S. Census Bureau announcement available to back them up.”



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