Social networking site Twitter is being used by police to track and catch criminals.
Last week, authorities used Twitter to upload their first video showing a violent attack on a bus driver. The experiment followed police posting a video of an assault on YouTube.
New South Wales Police public affairs director Strath Gordon said they have been using social media sites to catch criminals, directly contacting wanted people as well as posting their photograps online.
“We’ve established our own YouTube channel and the hit rate has gone through the roof,” Gordon said.
“We are using Twitpics to seek assistance finding missing persons or people wanted over particular crimes…. today we tweeted a guy wanted over a fraud matter,” he added.