If you thought that a spy agency cannot have a Twitter account, you were surely wrong. The most famous spy agency in the world, the CIA, already made its debut on this socializing network. CIA also posted its first tweet.
Under the name of @CIA, the intelligence agency made its presence felt in the online environment. The first tweet for CIA has been rather confusing, as it did not confirm or deny that the agency plans on staying on Twitter from now on. The tweet said: “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”
However, what is certain is that people would love to follow the CIA on Twitter. Over 67,000 followers were registered in just one hour after this first tweet was shared. Naturally, soon after the CIA confirmed the fact that they are actually having both Twitter and Facebook profiles. A news release by the CIA revealed that the agency is interested in becoming a presence on both famous social networking sites.
“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,” a statement from the CIA indicated. The CIA is just the last of the government agencies which have shown interest in social media.
The Central Intelligence Agency shared its first tweet on Friday, at lunchtime. It had 182,000 retweets and 105,000 favorites by Friday night. This surely shows that people are really interested in what the CIA plans on sharing on social media. The agency revealed that their twitter account is now secure, after previous incidents when someone was impersonating the agency.
In the agency’s description on Twitter followers can discover that the CIA promises to accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go. Maybe followers and fans will not have to wait for long to discover more from the CIA. The agency has already promised to soon reveal photos, as well as reflections on the history of intelligence. Moreover, fans will be able to discover some fun facts from the world of the CIA. The CIA currently has accounts on Flickr and YouTube, as well.