Platform analyzes tweets to provide data in the case of emergencies

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We've seen emergency services taking advantage of social media before, with the Seattle Police Department improving its engagement with the public by tweeting the calls it received. Now Twitcident is helping first responders to better work out how to proceed by filtering public user updates about an incident by relevancy. According to the developers, Twitter produces around 250 million tweets a day, and a particularly newsworthy incident at any time could instigate tens of thousands of updates. Using Twitcident, emergency service workers can use filters to find tweets that include photos, videos or geolocation tags, as well as information about…

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