A great example of how new social media is playing an important role.
   
            
               
            
            
            
   
   
                                             
            
   
   
            In New Orleans, blogs become crucial decision-making tool

 

       
            
            
            
   
            
   
            
            
            
            
            
   
            
            

|Chicago Tribune reporter

            
       
                        
       
            
       
                  
   
       
            

NEW ORLEANS — The fearful weather reports about Hurricane Gustav
did not persuade Sheila Moragas to leave Old Jefferson, a suburb just
west of New Orleans. It was the 38-year-old mother's dwindling ranks of
online friends on the micro-blogging network Twitter.

One by one, Twitterers with nicknames like "HumidCity," "DomesticKitty" and "NOLADawn" pulled up stakes Sunday and left south Louisiana, live-blogging the building drama through text messages on their laptops, home computers and cell phones.

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