Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:46:27 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Are you on Twitter yet? Well we sure are and we'd love for you to join us, or more appropriately ... follow us! Here are all the people at WAFB who are updating on Twitter:
WAFB TV - Get early morning weather, breaking news, traffic updates ... anything we can think of that might be worthy of a text message. (twitter.com/wafb)
Don't think of Twitter as another social networking site like Facebook. Think of it as a tool, like the telephone or email or text messaging.
Twitter has a silly name, but then again, so does Google. What Twitter offers are news feeds for individuals. People can share links and ideas or ask questions and offer advice in a steady stream of updates limited to 140 characters each.
Others can reply to those updates, or resend them.
The people who use Twitter can send updates from their computers or their phones, and those updates appear will appear instantly.
Sometimes, these updates are mundane, sometimes they are useful. It's up to the individual.
Reporters send updates about what they are working on. Celebrities send updates about current projects. Businessmen provide insight into their companies. Politicians discuss policy and legislation. Your friends might talk about what they had for lunch, or how what they think of the movie they just saw.
You choose who to follow, just like other choose whether or not to follow you.
The character limit is based on the standard limit on text messages from cell phones, which are usually 160 characters. The creators of Twitter left some room for the user's name.
Because these updates are so short, Twitter is sometimes called a microblogging tool.
The real power of Twitter is how people use it during events when many people get together and start sending updates about a single topic - a plane crash, a breaking news story, a new product, and so on. Often, during events like those, people from within the story will send out updates from the scene.
Twitter is also searchable, which means you can look for updates about specific topics, people or events and see results in real time from thousands of individuals.