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  • How can I help Mike the Tiger fight cancer?

    May 27, 2016 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tigers fans, or animal lovers in general, can now contribute to the effort to give Mike VI the best fighting chance possible as the big cat prepares to undergo treatment for a rare form of cancer. A university spokesperson says LSU has set up a contribution... more »
  • Registered sex offender caught using social media

    May 20, 2016 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies say a man was taken into custody after he was accused of using social media despite his registered sex offender status. 33-year-old Daniel Allen Smith, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of unlawful use of social media and knowingly providing false information to... more »
  • Police arrest "infamous" purse-swinger in viral video

    May 13, 2016 2:30 PM

    GONZALES - Police in Gonzales have arrested a fourth woman in connection with a brawl at a high school graduation ceremony earlier this week. Travonshay Mills, 22, was arrested Friday evening for the brawl that erupted at East Ascension High School’s graduation ceremony Wednesday night . Gonzales Police say... more »
  • People share safety tips on social media after home invasion, rape

    May 7, 2016 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors have found calm on the internet, sharing safety tips and conversation as they grapple with the reality that a rapist is loose in their community. The Baton Rouge Garden District Facebook page has been active since word spread about a home invasion and rape Thursday... more »
  • No-selfie zone: Not OK in voting booth, West Virginia says

    May 2, 2016 11:01 AM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - If you want to share your voting experience on social media, you'll have to find some way other than taking a photo in the voting booth. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant says it's forbidden. Tennant said in a news release Friday that it's... more »
  • WBRZ viewers react to anchor John Mahaffey's passing

    April 22, 2016 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former WBRZ News 2 anchor John Mahaffey died overnight following a blood clot that happened after a Thursday surgery. Mahaffey led the WBRZ news team during the Golden Years of TV - from the 1970s until he retired in May 1999. He is remembered as being... more »
  • Social media uproar caused by 4/20 Bob Marley Snapchat filter

    April 20, 2016 5:33 PM

    Snapchat has contributed what most of the web seems to consider the most “tone-deaf” celebration of the informal hippie holiday known as 4/20 with a photo filter that attempts to make users look like reggae legend Bob Marley. Apr. 20 has been associated with the use of marijuana for... more »
  • Schumer proposes $25K reward for social media extremist tips

    April 10, 2016 2:50 PM

    NEW YORK -U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation requiring a $25,000 reward for information generated through social media that helps thwart a terror attack. The New York Democrat tells The Associated Press the legislation will be introduced later this month. Schumer will formally announce the bill at a news... more »
  • Iberville School Board postpones decision on social media ban Play Video

    April 5, 2016 12:18 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - There's a possible crackdown in the works on what Iberville Parish School Board members are allowed to post on social media. An item on the agenda Monday night would have banned board members from talking about board issues online. The school system regulates how its staff and students... more »
  • Rare dolphin dies after beachgoers use it as a selfie prop

    February 18, 2016 4:53 PM

    LA PLATA, Argentina - One of a pair of extremely rare La Plata dolphins died after beachgoers in South America brought the mammal ashore to pet and take selfies with it. Video and images from the event emerged on social media Thursday, causing outrage among many due to the... more »
  • Twitter tweaks its timeline to look a bit more like Facebook

    February 10, 2016 1:12 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter is tweaking its timeline. The social media site will let people turn on a setting that lets popular tweets related to people you follow show up first in your timeline, followed by the real-time feed most people on Twitter are used to. It's a significant change... more »
  • Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

    February 5, 2016 3:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Twitter says it's now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity. The company announced Friday in a tweet that it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts on its social media site for threatening or promoting terrorist acts mainly related... more »
  • Saints Browner's social media posts forecast departure from Saints

    February 5, 2016 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints cornerback Brandon Browner has posted messages on social media saying farewell to New Orleans and alluding to the "next chapter" in his NFL career. The Saints have not announced a decision to release Browner, which under NFL rules could not take place until Monday. ... more »
  • New lawyer silences bad-boy ex-pharma CEO Martin Shkreli

    February 3, 2016 11:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Bad-boy ex-pharmaceutical company CEO and prolific social media user Martin Shkreli has been muzzled. A new lawyer in a federal securities fraud case against Shkreli told reporters outside court on Wednesday that his client would stop speaking out in his own defense until the charges are resolved.... more »
  • Mystery of NOLA Charity Hospital 'Christmas tree' solved

    December 29, 2015 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A social media firestorm ignited after photos surfaced of what appears to be a light coming from the abandoned Charity Hospital in New Orleans. A viewer of WWL-TV, Mike Arbon, shared pictures with the station of what he said looked like a small bright Christmas tree... more »
  • US looking at ways to better screen would-be immigrants

    December 14, 2015 4:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is reviewing procedures for vetting would-be immigrants and its policies on accessing social media. The Homeland Security Department says it is reviewing policies on looking at social media posts to vet would-be immigrants applying for certain visas. Certain DHS officials are now allowed... more »
  • Facebook post leads to citation for illegal deer hunting

    December 12, 2015 2:44 PM

    WINNSBORO - A Wisner man cited for allegedly hunting deer illegally can blame social media. Louisiana wildlife officials say the man was cited Thursday in Franklin Parish for allegedly taking a six-point buck without having required basic or big game hunting licenses. Agents said he also failed to comply with... more »
  • Pa. diocese's posting of nun's trophy deer draws backlash

    December 7, 2015 3:20 PM

    ST. MARYS, Pa. - A Pennsylvania nun has come under criticism after a picture of 10-point buck she bagged was posted on her diocese's Facebook page Sister John Paul Bauer is shown in her nun's habit holding the deer by the antlers. Bauer says she had just said... more »
  • Facebook group seeks to rename Lee Circle in memory of Allen Toussaint

    November 13, 2015 8:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The city of New Orleans is still mourning the loss of music legend Allen Toussaint, but a social media campaign is trying to keep a piece of him in the city. The movement on Facebook aims to rename Lee Cirle in honor of the jazz great. Muscian Glen... more »
  • November 13, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 13, 2015 8:09 AM

    Early morning fire claims at least one life on Madison Avenue Narcotics agents investigate house fire in Denham Springs that sent four people to the hospital Social media movement aims to rename Lee Cirle after New Orleans Music Legend Allen Toussaint Game on: A weekend without rain more »
  • LSU: 'Noose' on social media not what it looks like Play Video

    November 12, 2015 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU said a picture of what appeared to be a noose hanging from a campus tree Thursday was not what it appeared to be. The picture was posted on social media and quickly spread through the LSU community. It showed what looked like a loop at... more »
  • 14-year-old to face terrorizing charges for Hammond school threat Play Video

    October 27, 2015 9:49 AM

    HAMMOND - Authorities said Tuesday that a 14-year-old in Hammond will face terrorizing charges for a threatening social media post. Hammond Police Chief Roddy Devall and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said they believe the boy made the post as a prank, but will have to face the consequences... more »
  • Slidell teens arrested after making online threats

    October 20, 2015 1:22 PM

    SLIDELL - A pair of students have been arrested for making threats involving the use of firearms against three other students in Slidell. The arrests follow threats made on social media by the teens, aged 13 and 14 years old, against other students at Clearwood Junior High School. ... more »
  • 'Bomb' on social media leads to arrest

    October 13, 2015 11:22 AM

    B ATON ROUGE- Authorities arrested a man after he made threatening phone calls and videos where he claimed to have explosive devices. Authorities say Dean Hebert, 35, called a man and left a voicemail saying it was 'a great day to die.' Hebert also visited the victim's workplace and... more »
  • Facebook now selling video ads targeted users will see

    September 17, 2015 12:01 PM

    NEW YORK - Facebook is now selling video ads that the target audience is sure to see. The world's biggest online social network said Thursday that advertisers can now buy ads that will be seen - from top to bottom - on a user's screen. Of course, this is still... more »
  • Katrina snow globes cause social media death threats

    August 26, 2015 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A souvenir commemorating Hurricane Katrina has caused an uproar on social media as some people see an artist's work as minimization of the pain and tragic loss of life that came with the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. A range of opinions have been expressed, even... more »
  • AG's Cyber Crime Unit leads online investigation training sessions

    August 19, 2015 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office this week hosted almost 300 law enforcement officers and prosecutors for training sessions geared toward improving the overall quality of their response to online investigations. 85 law enforcement agencies from around the state were represented at sessions held in Monday in New... more »
  • Cyber crimes cops tell parents to delete app from kids' phones Play Video

    August 13, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office encouraged parents to forbid their children from downloading the kik messenger app - and told parents who have kids who use it to delete the app from their phones. "Far too many child extortion cases have involved this app," the state's legal... more »
  • Kardashian runs afoul of FDA

    August 11, 2015 8:50 PM

    WASHINGTON- Using social media has reality TV star Kim Kardashian in hot water with the Food and Drug Administration, which says she's violating drug-promotion rules. She recently began promoting a prescription pill that treats morning sickness, touting it on her social media accounts. It's common for celebrities to have... more »
  • A social experiment: law enforcement dance, sing online

    July 13, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Your next encounter with a sheriff's deputy could have you face-to-face with a viral video star. For more than a month, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has been uploading tongue-and-cheek posts in an effort to grow its presence online and help show the departments... more »
  • EBRSO using social media to solve crimes Play Video

    June 11, 2015 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The sheriff's office says it's Facebook posts are busting bad guys. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says at least three crimes have been solved in the past week thanks to their online posting. "The tips came in within minutes of us posting it on... more »
  • The View - Weekdays @ 10 a.m.

    June 10, 2015 11:36 AM

    The View remains committed to the original concept of smart women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds with diverse points of view engaging in thought provoking discussions derived from topics that face our nation and the world. The View is the original forum for lively conversations generated from entertainment, social... more »
  • National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity

    May 20, 2015 5:41 AM

    WASHINGTON- In the age of selfies and social media, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers. Curators at the National Portrait Gallery have examined how celebrity... more »
  • Obama gets his own POTUS account, joins Twitter age

    May 18, 2015 2:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is embracing short-form communication. Twitter has a new POTUS account. For years, White House officials have used Twitter to communicate White House policy and occasional personal observations. But Obama himself stayed out of the social media fray. No longer. With a frugal 91-character message -... more »
  • Suspect makes disturbing post to social media prior to Slidell officer shooting

    April 5, 2015 11:10 AM

    SLIDELL - Police are still investigating a shootout that happened Friday night in Slidell that injured one officer. Neighbors in the Olde Towne community still see remnants of the exchanged gunfire between shooting suspect 28-year-old Jeremy Lackey and Slidell police. It happened when authorities were called out to... more »
  • SUPD investigating after shots fired on campus Play Video

    April 1, 2015 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern University Police Department is investigating a video that caused a frenzy on social media. The video shows several groups of people engaging in what looks like separate brawls and one man holding up what appears to be a gun and firing several shots into... more »
  • Test security now means checking social media for cheaters

    March 19, 2015 2:08 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Critics of a standardized tests have a new complaint. They're troubled by the revelation that the company that oversees the exam being given this month in 12 states is monitoring students' social media. A New Jersey superintendent said in an email last week that she was contacted... more »
  • Birthday boy, Justin Bieber, turns 21

    March 1, 2015 6:49 PM

    CNN - The Canadian pop star sensation, Justin Bieber, is officially out of his teens and now 21. Bieber celebrated his birthday Sunday with plenty of sparklers and bottles of bubbly. The pop star was also very active on social media for his celebration stating he's "grateful to... more »
  • Selfie leads to teen murder arrest

    February 8, 2015 2:19 PM

    GREENSBURG - Authorities say a western Pennsylvania teenager charged in the shooting death of another teen took a selfie with the body and sent it to a friend on social media. The 16-year-old boy is charged with homicide and a firearms count in the death of 16-year-old Ryan Mangan.... more »
  • Eachus: Certainties in a world of maybes

    January 29, 2015 5:06 PM

    Meteorologist's closest allies have become their biggest enemies. TOGETHER, we need to fix it. Merriam Webster defines a forecast as follows: "to say that (something) will happen in the future | to predict (something, such as weather) after looking at the information that is available." I share that... more »
  • Play-Doh piece causes social media outcry

    December 30, 2014 11:51 AM

    PAWTUCKET, RI - A social media firestorm over a questionable toy produced by the makers of Play-Doh reignited over the holidays. Outraged parents complained in November about a dough "extruder" part in Play-Doh's Cake Mountain toy set which resembles a certain male body part. Then after Christmas angry parents... more »
  • Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

    December 1, 2014 11:32 AM

    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices are vigorously debating the Digital Age question of where the line should be drawn between free speech and illegal threats. The case argued Monday involves a Pennsylvania man convicted of making violent threats after he posted Facebook rants about killing his estranged wife, harming law... more »
  • Odell Beckham Jr. catch captivates the country

    November 24, 2014 3:50 PM

    NEW YORK - New York Giants rookie wide receiver and former LSU Tiger Odell Beckham Jr. put his talent on display during the second quarter of the Giants Sunday night game against the Dallas Cowboys. Beckham, tightly defended by Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr, sprinted toward the Giants' end zone... more »
  • Executive order issued over teacher comments

    October 8, 2014 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order reminding school administrators that the First Amendment still protects free speech after a report that a Louisiana school asked a teacher to take down a social media post critical of Common Core. The Town Talk of Alexandria reported that... more »
  • Police: High school threats a 'prank'

    September 9, 2014 3:53 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a threat made through social media that targeted Salmen High School in Slidell was a prank and that a full-scale investigation is underway. According to Slidell Police, students were not in danger at any time after the threats were made. "I can assure you... more »
  • Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

    August 26, 2014 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. The study, done in conjunction with Rutgers University in New Jersey, challenges the view... more »
  • Fire challenge arrest

    August 12, 2014 7:58 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA- A 41-year-old mom is under arrest for helping her teen son set himself on fire as part of a dare on YouTube known as the "fire challenge." It's where people pour flammable liquids on their bodies and set themselves on fire, hoping to extinguish the flames... more »
  • 551 new laws take effect Friday in Louisiana

    July 31, 2014 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 550 new laws take effect Friday, passed by lawmakers in the legislative session that ended in June. Slug a referee at your child's sports game? You'll face jail time. Sixteen and trying to improve your tan? You'll have to head outside because minors are barred... more »
  • Mom accused of violating son's medical privacy

    July 23, 2014 7:50 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI- A mom is accused of violating her seven-year-old son's medical privacy by taking a picture of him being examined by a doctor. She was ordered to give up her cell phone after she posted the picture to social media. Mandy Kay Wilson says a security guard... more »
  • Parents, kids arrested after party shooting Play Video

    July 2, 2014 5:54 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Sheriff's Deputies arrested two parents and a pair of their children following a shooting at a teen party that left one person injured. It happened early Sunday morning on Daigle Rd. near James Street, where investigators say Austin Rashall, 18, Aronis Gonzalez, 18, and his 16-year... more »
  • Local bakery one of country's top choices for wedding cakes

    June 25, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Summer is wedding season, which means wedding cake production is in full swing. A local bakery was selected one of the best places in the country to get a cake for your big day. The Ambrosia Bakery in Baton Rouge landed at #22 on a countdown... more »
  • ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors' social media sites

    June 22, 2014 12:04 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it's ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service - and even jurors in deliberations. But the ABA does... more »
  • Jindal signs bill seeking personal online privacy

    May 23, 2014 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Employers and schools in Louisiana will be prohibited from demanding access to personal email, social media and other types of online accounts. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the governor has signed into law the bill by Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James, which is called the... more »
  • House votes in favor of online account privacy bill

    May 13, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Legislation aimed at prohibiting employers and schools from demanding access to personal email, social media and other types of online accounts is headed to the governor's desk after gaining full support from the House. The bill introduced by Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, will prohibit employers... more »
  • La. Senate approves social media privacy bill

    May 6, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Senate voted 38-0 Tuesday for a proposal to ban employers and schools from demanding access to personal email, social media and other types of online accounts, moving it one step from final passage. The bill (House Bill 340) by Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, would... more »
  • Students arrested for Instagram school threats

    April 17, 2014 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the School Drug Task Force arrested two students in East Baton Rouge Parish after they said the pair posted threats against their school on the social media network Instagram. An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the Westdale Middle School students made threats... more »
  • Security firms watch social media for feisty fans

    March 27, 2014 8:52 AM

    Watch what you tweet, sports fans. Security firms are turning to social media to figure out whether or not there's an increased risk of fans storming the court or becoming feisty during sports events. Officials say the practice of watching online chatter before a big game can help them tap... more »
  • Tiger baseball team connecting with social media Play Video

    March 21, 2014 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tiger baseball team, when they're not on the field, like to have fun. Much of their personality is shown via social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Vine. While head coach Paul Mainieri says he's never tweeted, his team certainly knows what they're... more »
  • People still want news

    March 17, 2014 7:57 PM

    WASHINGTON- Social media is helping Americans stay more informed than in previous years, researchers suggest. A new poll by Media Insight Project finds most people say its easier to follow the news now than it was five years ago. Cell phones, tablets and computers help them follow events throughout... more »
  • TIME: New Orleans loves a selfie

    March 10, 2014 7:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- People love capturing life in South Louisiana and posting it to the Internet; and they want to be the star attraction, it seems. TIME Magazine ranked the "selfiest cities" based on data from social media site Instagram. More than 400,000 images were selected since users tagged them... more »
  • Monitoring children and teens on social media Play Video

    January 10, 2014 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social Media expert Christi Domingue talked about different ways you can monitor your children on the web and on smartphones and tablets today on News 2 at 4. She said most parents think Facebook and Twitter are the ones to look out for but apps like... more »
  • Celebs, others buy clicks for social media boost

    January 5, 2014 1:40 PM

    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Celebrities, businesses and even the State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from techies who run offshore "click farms," where they tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to artificially inflate social media numbers. An Associated... more »
  • How did those murder rumors start? Play Video

    November 22, 2013 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities spent much of the day dispelling bizarre and violent rumors of a serial killer after social media exploded with false claims Friday. "I have an obligation to inform the public," East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said, and he needed people to know they were... more »
  • Police: Rumors of "serial killer" false

    November 22, 2013 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said rumors spreading across social media Friday of a serial killer in Baton Rouge are false. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said today Baton Rouge Police had received many calls about the rumors, which they told people were not true. He said there was no evidence to... more »
  • How to deal with social media "catfishing" Play Video

    September 27, 2013 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media expert Christi Domingue talked about the practice of "catfishing" on social media, and how to watch out for it. She exlained "catfishing" is when people take photos or images from your social media profiles such as Twitter or Facebook, then re-post them with faked... more »
  • Twitter, NFL reach deal to show football videos

    September 26, 2013 9:53 AM

    NEW YORK - The National Football league struck a deal to show game highlights and other video content on Twitter ahead of the short messaging service's initial public offering of stock. The deal is part of Twitter's "Amplify" program, which lets TV broadcasters show ad-supported video clips in users'... more »
  • Mobile apps to help your children learn Play Video

    August 13, 2013 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media expert Christi Domingue talked today about how smartphones and tablets can help your child in and out of the classroom. She says using the devices between 30 minutes to an hour a day is helpful to keep kids learning. Domingue also talked about... more »
  • Facebook ban while driving is among La.'s new laws

    July 31, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Starting Thursday, tweeting while driving can get you a ticket. Posting the names of people who apply for concealed handgun permits can land you in jail. And selling cakes and cookies you bake at home face looser regulation. Those are among nearly 250 statutory changes that hit... more »
  • Using new social media to expand your business Play Video

    July 19, 2013 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media expert Christi Domingue-Rangel talked on News 2 at 4 today about how you can utilize social media to expand your business. She specifically highlighted the differences between Vine and Instagram, and how to use them effectively. more »
  • Child's pregnacy sets off abortion debate

    July 5, 2013 7:48 PM

    SANTIAGO, CHILE- An eleven-year-old girl who's pregnant in Chile set off a national debate about abortion in the socially-conservative country. The girl is known as "Belen" and is 14-weeks pregnant. Police say her mother's partner confessed to abusing her. Doctors contend her life and that of the fetus are at... more »
  • Do's and don'ts of sharing online info Play Video

    June 28, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2's social media expert talked about the do's and don'ts of sharing your online information with a significant other today. Christi Domingue discussed what to keep in mind if you're sharing accounts with someone you're in a relationship with, as well as reasons why you... more »
  • Facebook introduces hashtags

    June 12, 2013 12:49 PM

    NEW YORK - Facebook is introducing hashtags, the number signs used on Twitter, Instagram and other services to identify topics being discussed and allow users to search for them. Facebook Inc. said Wednesday that people will be able to click a hashtag to see a feed of discussions other users... more »
  • La. drivers can't tweet or post to Facebook

    May 21, 2013 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Motorists in Louisiana will have to add tweets and Facebook updates to the list of activity banned while driving, in addition to texting. A bill prohibiting posting to social media sites while driving gained final approval with a 34-1 Senate vote on Tuesday. It now heads to... more »
  • Poll: Teens migrating to Twitter

    May 21, 2013 11:49 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new poll finds that teens are sharing more about themselves on social media. They're also moving increasingly to Twitter to avoid their parents and the "oversharing" that they see on Facebook. In the Pew Research Center poll, 94 percent of teens who are social media users have... more »
  • House backs ban on drivers using social media

    May 16, 2013 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A ban on posting to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter while driving appears likely to hit Louisiana's law books. Both the House and Senate have easily approved the idea. The proposal has one more stop before reaching final passage after getting unanimous House backing Thursday.... more »
  • Lawmakers back ban on drivers using social media

    May 6, 2013 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - An attempt to ban posting to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites while driving is nearing final passage in the Louisiana Legislature. The proposal, approved Monday by the House transportation committee, is designed to close what lawmakers call a loophole in the state law that... more »
  • Committee backs social media privacy bill Play Video

    April 22, 2013 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill that would ban employers and school officials from requesting personal online login and passwords of employees or students is working its way through Louisiana legislature. State House Representative Ted James introduced the bill that passed the House Commerce Committee Monday. It will next be considered... more »
  • Social media source for Boston Bomber manhunt Play Video

    April 19, 2013 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As viewers kept their eyes glued to the TV while the Boston Bomber manhunt ensued, they also used social media to keep updated on events. Whitney Breaux, a social media expert, knows the release of the suspects' images was a watershed moment for the case, thanks to... more »
  • Bill would ban social media posts while driving

    April 10, 2013 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hold that Twitter thought. If you are driving, a proposed state law would make it illegal for you to post status updates or anything else to social media websites. The Senate transportation committee has approved a measure that would add accessing, reading and posting to social media sites,... more »
  • Lawmaker wants to ban social media while driving

    March 29, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Posting to Facebook or Twitter while driving could soon be illegal. Senator Dale Erdey pre filed Senate Bill 147 which would make it illegal to "access, read or post to a social networking site" while driving. The bill keeps the current texting while driving laws... more »
  • Social media expert on Pheed Play Video

    March 1, 2013 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media expert Christi Domingue-Rangel introduced us to the latest social media craze, called Pheed. She said it's a cross between MySpace and Instagram. Christi is teaching a class on Social Media Essentials class at Baton Rouge Community College. The course cost $285 and it's... more »
  • EBR Schools monitoring social media Play Video

    February 20, 2013 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media has changed the way many people interact on a daily basis. Sites like Facebook and Twitter is a great tool for communication, but it can also act as a gateway for cyberbullying and threats. This week, police arrested 18-year-old Kyle Blackburn after they said... more »
  • Online dating in the age of social media Play Video

    February 14, 2013 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Social media expert Christi Domingue talked with News 2 on Valentine's Day about the recent explosion of online dating. About 45 million people use online dating sites to meet other people. Domingue says a lot of dating services have apps as well, which puts online... more »
  • Pew: Majority of Facebook users have taken break

    February 5, 2013 11:04 AM

    NEW YORK- A new report says about 61 percent of Facebook users have taken a break from the site for at least a few weeks for reasons that range from being busy to getting bombarded with "too much drama." A Pew survey released Tuesday says that of American adults who... more »

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