The CIA Twitter Feed is No Longer a Snoozer.
On June 6th 2014 the Central Intelligence Agency joined the Twittersphere. The reaction to the CIA Twitter feed was swift. Critics and Tweeters everywhere were quick to pull the first round of punches. The CIA Twitter feed launched with a hokey post stating “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.” Clearly the post was met with yawns and the internet became a wash of blog posts pooh-poohing the government agency’s newsfeed.
The reason for the delayed blog post regarding the budding CIA Twitter feed, is that I wanted to give them some time to get hip to the ways of effective social media content. It looks as if they finally have gotten their act together and are tossing out a few nuggets of interesting talking points.
The tone of the CIA Twitter feed has changed to a more informative one. Full of factoids and newsworthy updates.
One would think that the CIA, in all of its infinite wisdom, would have jumped on the social media bandwagon ages ago. It seems that they are more behind the times than my 90yr old grandmother. Rumor has it that they are soon to set-up a Facebook page, and I can only assume the other social media staples will follow.
So who was the original owner of the CIA Twitter handle before they reclaimed their moniker? According to a source at the Washington Post, the CIA filed an impersonation complaint to free the @ CIA Twitter account, which apparently is routine for any government agency. They went on to add that the original keepers of the handle were actually the Cleveland Institution of Art. Sorry Cleveland, the government wins the battle of social media screen names.
At the end of the day, whoever is in charge of the CIA Twitter feed managed to turn the vibe around. I hit ‘follow’ button right before writing this.