Secret Service joins Twitter, now @ your service

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Secret Service joins Twitter
Members of the Secret Service await the return of President Barack Obama outside the Oval Office
(CBS/What's Trending) Newsflash: The Secret Service has joined Twitter.

While you won't be finding top secret information from their feed -- or even location-based updates -- the government organization is hoping to connect with citizens through the social media network. A spokesperson for the Secret Service said that the agency evaluated several different social media networks and found Twitter to be most in line for their purposes. Today's Twitter launch follows the recent redesign of their recruiting website.

"The @secretservice Twitter account will be used to highlight the Secret Service's investigative mission, share press releases from the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, distribute information to local communities hosting National Special Security Events, explore Secret Service history and promote upcoming recruitment opportunities," a spokesperson for the Secret Service told What's Trending.

So far, besides the welcome message, it seems the Secret Service is focusing on recruiting new employees. If you've ever dreamed of joining the men and women in black, here's where to go to find more info.

"This will also supplement our ongoing efforts to educate the general public on the dual mission of U.S. Secret Service," added the spokesperson.


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