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 It went downhill from here.

The NYPD attempted to create a dialogue with Twitter users today, and the result was about as successful as a recruitment booth at Coachella.

It started when the above tweet was sent out from the @NYPDnews Twitter feed which asked "Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook." A few pleasant photos of smiling faces and thumbs up trickled in, then the hashtag began trending, and the twitter-verse did what it usually does whenever a large, out-of-touch organization attempts to create a dialogue with a lame hashtag - they got bombarded by Twitter users more than happy to play along.

Sources: Gawker