It has been about time, don’t you think so? The United States Central Intelligence Agency, also known as the CIA in short, has finally jumped aboard the Twitter bandwagon, in an effort to engage themselves in a more direct manner with the public, while ensuring that unclassified information on the agency will be “more accessible” to the masses. In typical CIA style that has gained a fair number of approvals from those who have dropped by, the first tweet reads, “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”
In fact, in a time span of just five hours, the spy agency has already amassed over 200,000 followers, now how about that when it comes to the popularity stakes? In fact, CIA Director John Brennan shared, “By expanding to these platforms, CIA will be able to more directly engage with the public and provide information on CIA’s mission, history, and other developments.”
Followers of CIA’s Twitter account will be able to check out images posted of artefacts that are currently on display at the CIA’s museum. This is significant because the CIA museum is not a place where the public can simply waltz in to pay a visit, so doing so from your armchair or mobile device is worth being a follower alone. Apart from Twitter, the CIA too, has accounts on video sharing site YouTube as well as image sharing site Flickr.