What is Twitter?
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send updates (a.k.a. tweets) via text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length to their subscribers (a.k.a followers).
Why is the Alameda County Fire Department using Twitter?
Twitter is being used much like an e-mail blast subscription to update followers about news and events. Twitter will also be used by the Alameda County Fire Department when there is an emergency or incident that impacts the County and its residents.
How do I follow Alameda County Fire Department on Twitter?
Visit our Twitter site at twitter.com/AlamedaCoFire, and click the "Follow" button. You can set your preferences to receive alerts via Twitter's website, SMS messages to your cell phone (your phone carrier's charges apply), RSS feeds to your computer's internet browser, or e-mail.