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6 #Helpful #Tips To Help The CIA Increase #Social #Brand #Engagement

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The Central Intelligence Agency joined Facebook and Twitter Friday. It's part of a push by the agency it's calling, "CIA goes social."

And, I mean, why not, right?! Social media is a great way to #jointheconversation and #amplify your #brand message. It's a fun way to reach a new #audience and #connect.

But #TakingThePlunge on social media can be scary, even for agencies that manage a sprawling #GlobalSurveillanceInfrastructure! So here are a few tips for the CIA to increase engagement via social media. Below are some suggested images and tweets that are sure to get people #talking.

Welcome aboard, guys! And remember: HAVE #FUN!

5. Social media experts say, "Your tweets have a 12x higher chance of being retweeted if you ask for it."

6. Be sure to take part in hashtags like #ThrowBackThursday. Tweets with hashtags get 2x more engagement!

Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.

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