Twitter As The New "Police Scanner"

If you have ever listened to a police scanner you'll know it is mostly kinda boring, but can also be exciting and sometimes harrowing. Scanners can pick up the radio conversations between police cruisers, fire trucks, EMS and their respective bases. Twitter has become a new kind of police scanner where you can follow messages from participants or observers in all kinds of activities - including conflicts such as the current one between Israel and the Hamas forces in Gaza. If you know who to follow, you can get some pretty insightful (almost) real time information  as outlined in this Mashable article.

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