Within the past week, I have also been involved in some interesting discussions on LinkedIn. Like many cops, I was initially resistant to getting involved in any kind of online networking site. However, I am learning that collaboration, even when people disagree vehemently, is a superior method of learning in the digital age. By collaboration, I mean exploring ideas, stories in the media, and conjectures openly via a discussion thread. Some interactions need to be taken off-line in private email, but all in all, it is a new experience for me.
What experiences have you had in social networking as a law enforcement officer? Is it a good thing for us or not?