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Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Twitter Feature

Operation 100 News is now using Twitterfeed.com to provide current Weather Watches, Warnings and Advisories as they are issued by the National Weather Service. This will only include Douglas County and Johnson County.

Twitterfeed will check for updates to the National Weather Service RSS Feed every 30 minutes. When there has been a new Watch, Warning or Advisory issued, that information will then be posted directly to Twitter.com/Operation100. This allows Operation 100 to keep you informed of the latest weather situations, even outside of our normal hours of operation.

PLEASE NOTE: As this system will only check for updates every 30 minutes it is not intended to be your only method of notification of possible life threatening weather situations. For example should there be a Tornado Warning issued even one minute after the system has checked for updates, that Tornado Warning will not be posted until the next check for updates 29 minutes later, if the warning remains in effect at that time.

Other methods of notification on Twitter include;
Douglas County Emergency Management: On Twitter- Twitter.com/DgCoEM
Johnson County Emergency Management: On Twitter- Twitter.com/JoCoAlert

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Survey Results

Over the past month, Operation 100 News asked our followers to complete a short survey to help us better serve you the public. That came to an end today and the results are in.

Question #1











Operation 100 is currently ran by 1 person.




Question #2

















You the follower have asked for All of these Fire/Rescue events to be receive a notification.




Question #3




















You the follower have asked for All of these Police events to be receive a notification.



Question #4














You the follower have asked for All of these Weather events to be receive a notification.



Question #5














The majority of our followers receive Operation 100 notifications using Twitter.com



Question #6













Our followers would prefer to receive notifications using Text Messages with Mobile Web and Web Syndication not to far behind.



Question #7












Followers are nearly split about Only wanting updates with Important Information or Constant Updates.



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Most of those surveyed have shown that they are not willing to subscribe should Operation 100 become a Subscription Service. More then half of those surveyed did show a willingness to donate to help keep Operation 100 a free service or were willing to subscribe should it become a paid service.

Donations can be made at any time through Paypal.com, our address is Operation100news@gmail.com. Paypal is the easiest way to donate and is Fast & Secure. If you are unable to donate using Paypal please email Operation100news@gmail.com with your preferred method to donate.

Operation 100 News will be using these results and any donations made, to better serve you the follower. Currently this is a full time effort of one person and is funded with personal funds. Any donations made will be used for the benefit of Operation 100 News for expenses (Digital Scanners, Office Equipment and Supplies).

As always thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact Operation100news@gmail.com

Friday, February 18, 2011

Status Update

Posted: February 18, 2011 - 10:44pm
Updated: January 22, 2013 - 8:26am

Operation 100 News has been providing the latest real time breaking news since joining Twitter on July 19, 2009. Twitter has become the only place to find real time reports from Operation 100 News since February 1, 2011 after discontinuing posting real time updates to the Facebook page.

As of February 1, 2011, Tweets have also been protected and users found to be in violation of our Terms of Service have been blocked. Users that were found to still be using content posted by Operation 100 News as their own have then been reported to Twitter. However the violations have not ended. Twitter has shown that they are not willing to insure the security of tweets from protected users on their site.

At this point Operation 100 News is remaining on Twitter alone. I continue to explore our options which may include becoming a paid subscription service only.

Anyone with further suggestions on how to protect content posted by Operation 100 News is asked to send an email with your suggestion to Operation100news@gmail.com.

Facebook does not currently provide any security of content posted on pages. Many users have expressed their interest in seeing Operation 100 return to posting real time content to the Facebook page. At this time, Facebook is not an option because of their lack of post security.

The issue that has brought all of this about deals with users that are taking Operation 100 News posts, reordering a few words, and then posting this as their own original content. This is unacceptable. My loyal followers have been great about reporting users that are doing this and I encourage anyone that sees @Operation100 content posted elsewhere to send me an email with the information. All users found to be in violation may be contacted directly by Operation 100 News or may be blocked without notice.

As a result of these changes, four users and all un-contracted news media has been blocked. One of these users was reported to Twitter after attempting to sell content derived from @Operation100's tweets. After dealing with Twitter Support for two weeks and no results, Twitter closed the case as unresolved. This obviously is not the outcome that Operation 100 was looking for.

I have been advised by an Attorney to not discuss this issue beyond what is stated above, as it still is an open investigation at this time.

Operation 100 News encourages the use of Re-Tweets. Users who choose to repost Operation 100 content without using a Re-tweet are asked to include @Operation100 in their posts so that credit is given back to the original source. I do not feel that this is asking too much of any of Twitter users. How to re-tweet @Operation100 content.

Operation 100 News official Twitter accounts are @Operation100 and @Op100News. Currently no one has been granted any special permission to use our posts as they are posted, without giving credit back to @Operation100.

I strive to provide immediate Breaking News updates as the situation is unfolding, not minutes later like the others or after all the dust has settled like other local media outlets.

It matters to you when it is happening and that is what matters to me.

Again, Operation 100 News can be contacted by Email at Operation100news@gmail.com.

As always thank you for your continued support.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Twitter Follow Request Information

Operation 100 News is provided as a free service to the general public. Information is not to be shared with any commercial news media unless they are under contract with Operation 100 News 

Operation 100 News reserves the right to block anyone in violation of this policy without explanation or warningIf you have been blocked and believe it was unwarranted or a misunderstanding, please contact Mike at Operation100News@gmail.com.

I strive to provide immediate Breaking News updates as the situation is unfolding, not minutes later or after all the dust has settled like other local Media Outlets. It matters to you when it is happening and that is what matters to me. I utilize my scanning equipment, telephone contacts and input from followers to bring you the local news as it happens, when it matters to you most.

Operation 100 is a 100% free service to the general public, with more than 50 hours dedicated to its operation each week (seven days a week) by one person. Currently funded by contracts with local news media outlets. Breaking News updates have been provided using Twitter since July 15, 2009.


Learn more about Operation 100 News and our Story.

Attention ALL News Media LINK



By 'Following' Operation 100 News on Twitter you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

Effective Immediately: By sending a “Follow Request” or continuing to follow @Operation100 you (the follower) are agreeing that you will not, without expressed written permission, redistribute, publish, post or otherwise share any content posted on the Operation 100 Twitter page without doing one of the following. 




DO NOT retweet every post made, doing so may result in you being removed as a follower and being blocked from viewing our posts, as this defeats the purpose of Operation 100 posts being protected and allows anyone to see them. If you choose to share a tweet without using the Retweet, credit needs to be given to @Operation100 in EVERY REPOST that you make. This can simply be done by adding, @Operation100 to the end of your tweet.  

If you received the information from an Operation 100 post you must give credit to @Operation100 in each post using information obtained from Operation 100. This means if you are sharing information with any other Twitter account, you must mention @Operation100 in that new tweet. Again, those found to be sharing information any other way are subject to a potential block. How to Retweet @Operation100.

By following Operation 100 on Twitter, you are agreeing that you have read and understand these terms. Again, if you have any comments please feel free to leave them in the box provided below this post. Such comments will be visible to the public. If you have a question, concern or comment that you would like to remain private please Email Operation100news@gmail.com

Operation 100 is available to be contracted by news media outlets to provide breaking news updates directly to your News-desk, Journalist in the field or on-call person. Should Operation 100 News cease to exist on Twitter or anywhere else, these contracts will continue to be honored to their full extent. Please read our News Media Notification Page


If you wish to donate to help keep Operation 100 a free service, the fastest, safest and easiest way of making a donation is through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal Account to be able to donateMake a donation using Paypal. If you wish to donate by another method, please email Operation100news@gmail.com with "Donate" in the subject line.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or problems feel free to Email: Operation100news@gmail.com. And Thank you for your support