Want to stay informed about Washington DOC? Twitter Makes it Easy.
DOC is now using Twitter to share news and information about the Department. Follow @WADOCNews for the latest information about current Department events, lockdowns, other interesting stories and for links to articles about DOC in the media.
Twitter is a free service where you can get messages about what’s happening within DOC. All you need is an internet connection or a cell phone. You can choose to be notified by email or text message when DOC posts a new Tweet. Or you can visit www.doc.wa.gov to see the most recent Tweets on our home page.
You can also learn about visitation cancellations and family friendly events by following @WADOCVisits, the official Twitter feed for visitation information.
How do I receive Tweets from DOC?
You can receive Tweets from DOC several different ways:
If you already have a Twitter account –
- Follow on the web – Sign into your personal Twitter account, search for WADOCNews and click “follow” under the profile image. You can also link your cell phone to your Twitter account so you receive tweets as text messages. Here’s how to associate your cell phone and your Twitter account. Remember, standard text rates may apply.
- Mobile.twitter.com – If you have a mobile web browser, go to mobile.twitter.com, then navigate to WADOCNews and click “follow.”
- Third Party Applications – These allow you to follow Twitter on devices such as iPads.
If you don’t have or don’t want a Twitter account –
- Fast Follow with your personal cell phone – If you have a text-capable cell phone, you can use this option. Standard text message rates may apply.
Text: follow WADOCNews to 40404. You will receive the message: Welcome to Twitter! You’re now following @WADOCNews and you’ll receive their tweets on your phone. (Std msg rates apply. Reply with HELP for more.)
You will then receive Tweets on your cell phone whenever DOC sends a message.
How often will I receive tweets?
We will send tweets when there are high-profile incidents that occur within the department and when there are interesting news articles published about DOC. It’s hard to say with certainty if this is daily or weekly as it will depend on what activity is happening within the Department.
How do I sign up?
Visit www.twitter.com, click on “sign up” and follow the instructions. Once you have created an account, search for WADOCNews and click “follow.”
You can choose to be notified via email when DOC posts an update.