New to Twitter? Fear not. It can be a very useful tool during severe weather events like the one we anticipate for Wednesday. Here's some tips:
How to use Twitter to keep tabs on the weather
Chances are you are hearing this thing called Twitter being mentioned more and more often. While Twitter is growing in popularity, there are still a lot of people who are still trying to figure it out. Basically Twitter is a way for you to send a short message, called a "tweet," to folks who are interested in what you have to say.
Take our weather tweets for instance. Check out the website www.twitter.com/kmovweather. When you go to this page you will see a list of tweets that the 4-Warn weather team has sent out over the past few days. Some are updates on the forecast, sometimes it is an update on the weather or when the weather is bad it might be specific information on the storm. This is not an automated feed; these are actual message from the weather team for you.
Bottom line - it is another great source for additional, timely weather information from the 4 Warn Weather Team.
Now you can go to this page anytime you like to see the most recent weather tweets. Or, you can register on Twitter and create your own account. Once you do that, you can decide to follow anyone else who is one Twitter, you just have to know their Twitter name. Here are some good links to check out:
www.twitter.com/kmovweather for weather updates
www.twitter.com/kmovnewsfeed for updates on top stories
www.twitter.com/kmovinsider for behind the scenes info about News 4
www.twitter.com/kmovawake for tweets from our morning team
www.twitter.com/cardinaltweets for updates on everyone's favorite baseball team
The great thing about Twitter is that you can follow these tweets on your computer or your web-enabled cell phone - at home or on the go. You can keep tabs on the people and news you want to follow. So check it out and let us know what you think.