As social media became very popular in 2009, I wanted to start a site using the platform that could quickly disseminate public safety and traffic information to keep local folks informed. After experimenting with a couple different ideas, I finally decided the best way I could do this would be to monitor scanner traffic (and a few other sources) and share what is dispatched as it happens. Simple, yet effective!
EvansvilleWatch started on Twitter and on Blogspot.com in the summer of 2009 and we steadily added followers on both. As these accounts continued to grow, I decided to join Facebook in September of 2010. EW became so popular on Facebook that my friend page quickly reached it's 5000 follower maximum in April 2011. I was turning follower requests down due to the Facebook limit and decided to convert to a fan page (no limits) on 04/26/11.
EvansvilleWatch is currently available on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and with your support continues to grow daily!