I posted this as a general question on the 'wasteland' forum. I wanted to see if our local members here would be interested in field testing my idea. If there is interest I will set up a account and get the info to everyone. If you would be interested in 'dispatching' alerts please PM me and I will get you the logins when I get the account done.
For those that don't know Twitter is a website that allows users to post short messages that post to the site. You also can subscribe to someones twitter feed and see there updates. You can send, and receive Twitters in many various ways. You can use e-mail, phone, web, and any combination.
I am thinking that groups could set a group account giving access to those that are 'approved' and use that as a incident messaging system. anyone can easily follow the twitter alerts, and only those with the correct login can send them.