We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.
— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014
I know it’s tiresome to read the “[Person/Brand/Entity/Organization] Joins Twitter” stories at this point, because come on, but the Central Intelligence Agency did drop one of the better first tweets on Friday. (The CIA confirmed that the verified account is legitimate with a news release.)
Looking back at other, similar first tweets, we see that the U.S. Postal Service just got down to business. The Coast Guard also went with the straightforward approach, while the Federal Bureau of Investigation opted to do this. And the first tweet for the Environmental Protection Agency, sent nearly six years ago, poses a question that sadly remains unanswered.