A really interesting experiment is happening in Manchester today, thanks to the local police force.
Greater Manchester Police are, according to their website,
publishing details of every incident that it deals with on Twitter to allow the public to see what officers at one of the largest UK forces face on a daily basis.
This video explains more:
As I said, interesting stuff, and a great use of the scale that social media tools like Twitter offer in terms of quickly publishing a lot of information. Imagine doing something like this through traditional web publishing tools!
It’s also a great example of a public service using transparency proactively and positively. It doesn’t always have to be bad news.