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The CIA Joins Twitter

CIA twitterHa! Now you will KNOW when they follow you. Well, on Twitter at least.

The @CIA joined Twitter yesterday. Yes, that CIA. They’re also on Facebook.

(I never thought I would write these words.)

In less than 24 hours, @CIA already over 300,000 followers.

The official CIA press release reveals: Follow us on Twitter @CIA and on Facebook for the latest CIA updates, #tbt (Throwback Thursday) photos, reflections on intelligence history, and fun facts from the CIA World Factbook. You’ll also receive updates on CIA career postings and get the latest glimpse into CIA’s Museum—the best museum most people never get to see. Our social media expansion will put CIA.gov content right at your fingertips.

On the CIA Facebook page, there's this wonderful description: "We are the Nation's first line of defense. We accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go."

CIAAnd when you click through the press release to go to one of the CIA social accounts, you get a fantastic popup. Love it. I wonder if you get the same warning after they've been snooping when they leave *your* site.

I’m glad to see this.

Anytime a big bureaucracy chooses to open up, even slightly, it is a good thing.

And the use of humor is welcome indeed. Nicely played, CIA pepole.

Let’s see what they do over the next months.

David Meerman Scott

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