A quick scan of active Twitter accounts with Whatcom County locations revealed something interesting. There are Twitter accounts not associated with any particular person or organization that are repurposing news, event info and other tidbits of local interest. They appear to exist to fill voids in existing services, providing a public service of sorts by compiling the most relevant local information from a number of sources.
A couple I found are:
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