LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA TO USE TWITTER FOR INCIDENT NEWS

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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: Nov. 5, 2008
Release No.: 53-08
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA TO USE TWITTER.COM FOR INCIDENT NEWS

LAS VEGAS - Lake Mead National Recreation Area (NRA), a unit of the
National Park Service, announced today that it will begin using the
micro-blogging service Twitter.com to release public information during
incidents at the park. The media and public will be able to receive
information by text message and e-mail through the free service.

"Twitter gives us a wonderful communications tool that is both efficient
and cost-effective," said Andrew Muñoz, public affairs officer for Lake
Mead NRA.

The park will continue to distribute press releases through its Lake Mead
News distribution list hosted by Google Groups. Twitter will only be used
to communicate breaking news and immediate incident updates.

While Twitter maybe used to announce park emergencies, Muñoz stressed that
it should not be construed as an official emergency warning system.

To subscribe to Lake Mead NRA incident news visit
http://twitter.com/LakeMeadNRA. To subscribe to the park's press release
distribution list, send an e-mail to:
lakemeadnew...@googlegroups.com.

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Lake Mead News Sources:
Official Park Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/lame
Press Release Distribution List:
http://groups.google.com/group/lakemeadnews
Incident News: http://twitter.com/LakeMeadNRA
News Imagery: http://www.flickr.com/LakeMeadNRA

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