Monitoring the Law Enforcement Tweet-A-Thon

We are less than a day away from the 24-Hour Law Enforcement Tweet-a-thon. Starting Friday at 8 a.m., law enforcement agencies worldwide will tweet police activity for 24 hours to create awareness about police work and the issues police face, as well as to promote the use of social media in policing. Over 150 agencies located on three continents will be using the same hashtag #poltwt throughout the event. During the event, BrightPlanet will monitor the conversation by harvesting all the Tweets with the #poltwt hashtag.

Many Tweets are already rolling in, and we wanted to update you on some current #poltwt data.  As of  Thursday at 11 a.m.  CST, 1,539 Tweets have already been posted with the hashtag #poltwt. Our friend Lauri Stevens from Laws Communications  (@Lawscomm) wins the award for “Most Vocal” with over 120 Tweets. Mike Downes, TheCustodySgt, The Dallas Police Department, and the Denton Police Department round out the top 5.

What the conversation looks like?

BrightPlanet created this tag cloud to help visualize the current #poltwt conversation. Not suprisingly, the majority of the conversation has centered around publicity for the event. The top buzz words are  “Police”, “Friday”, “Tweet-a-thon”, and “Global”.



Love for the iPhone

Although most Tweets were sent from a computer using a web browser, the  iPhone dominated mobile devices, accounting for 23 percent of all Tweets.

  • iPhone – 23%
  • Android Device – 8.25%
  • iPads – 5.3%
  • BlackBerry – 3.6%
  • Windows Phone – <1%

Most Popular Tweets

  • RT @TheCustodySgt: In 26hrs time the Global #police Tweetathon will start in the UK. 24hrs of police tweeting. Follow #poltwt 
  • RT @YB_Sodermalm: 22/3 deltar vi i Police-tweet-a-ton. Poliser världen över twittrar under samma tag, #poltwt  Vi kommer twittra på engeelska. English!
  • RT @gmpolice: GMP will be joining forces from as far as Iceland, America & Australia in a global twitter day on Fri #poltwt
  • RT @ChInsp_IanDS: Tomorrow #police around the world will take part in a global tweetathon. Hash tag is #poltwt which will show police work across the globe.
  • RT @VTStatePolice: Join us Friday, as we (figuratively) put you in our cruisers as part of the Global Police Tweet-a-Thon!  #poltwt #vermont #lesm

Follow our Deep Web University tomorrow for live updates and analysis of the Law Enforcement Tweet-a-thon!