Let me start off by saying that I am a 35 year old, married, mother of two, property-owning, tax-paying, law-abiding citizen. So my problems with this have nothing to do with trying to hide bad behavior.
Earlier this week many of us Medicine Hat Tweeps (Tweep - A person with a mutual following on Twitter) were surprised when we discovered that we were being followed by the Medicine Hat City Police. I've followed them for a while, since they tweet out information about calls, arrests, etc., but they weren't following many (or any, I don't actually know the numbers) of us back, which was perfectly fine with me. I considered the police account to be an information service, rather than an invitation for interaction. So when I saw that they were following me I tweeted this: