OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state of Oklahoma is now tweeting.
Officials with the state's website, ok.gov, announced Friday they have created an account on Twitter. The social network has become a popular platform that allows users to send and receive messages.
State Chief Information Officer Alex Pettit says state officials will use the network to quickly notify the public about state agency news and inform citizens about weather-related events.
Pettit says plans also are in the works to launch a state page on Facebook, another popular social media website.