The U.S. Secret Service Goes Tweeting

By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service is tweeting.

The agency launched a Twitter page earlier this month to help recruiting efforts and distribute news and information about the agency. So far, the Twitter page has 24,904 followers and has issued 50 tweets including alerts to meet recruiters at job conferences.

“The internet is a valuable resource for people all over the world,” Secret Service Assistant Director Mickey Nelson said in a statement. “By using social media sites, we hope to supplement our recruitment efforts, while providing an informative, helpful tool to businesses and individuals who are interested in information from our agency.”

Some other federal agencies already have established Twitter pages. The FBI has 169,866 followers and the Department of Homeland Security, which is the umbrella agency for Secret Service, has 36,715 followers.

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