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Public programs and government agencies are going out of their way to reach and connect with people as much as possibly, creating mascots and getting on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) joined Twitter a year ago, and while many may fear the agency, the CIA saw this #Twitterversary as the perfect occasion to reach out and try to find common ground with the people of the Internet. So, they compiled a list of five reasons why you should be following them on Twitter, and it didn’t take long for Japanese users to find the tweets! Can you guess which one caught their attention and got them all aflutter?

Thanks to a tweet from the U.S. Naval Forces Japan Twitter account (@CNFJ), many Japanese users wandered over to the CIA Twitter account to see the top five reasons to follow the agency.

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“We don’t have any US Navy news, but the Tweet that caught our eye this morning comes from the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), that agency that could silence a sobbing child. It’s been a year since they joined Twitter and are sharing a countdown of the ‘5 reasons you should follow them on Twitter.'”

Try and guess which reason set off the Twitterverse in exclamations of “Kawaii!!!” and “Cute!!!” It’s probably not going to take an intelligence agent to crack this code.

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Reason number five was conspiracy theories. Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, like the one about Israel causing the tsunami in 2011, or how the US created the SARS virus.

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Classic CIA, the plans for year two are redacted.

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Kryptos is the famous statue that sits outside their Langley offices. Three of the four codes found on the statue have been broken, but the last code is one of the most famous unbroken codes in the world. It occupies the free time of professional and casual code breakers around the world.

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Whatever happened to, “Our failures are public and our successes are private?” Well, it doesn’t hurt to learn a few things about the good guys here and there.

And now we come to the number one reason: cats.

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This cat caused a flurry of tweets in the Twitterverse as cat fans in Japan can’t get enough of the “CIA agent.”

“Is it OK to leave the cat at the keyboard?! LOL”
“Instead of following the Twitter account, let’s up vote this cat picture.”
“Is the cat also a spy?!”
“Are there cats in the CIA?!”
“Is the CIA so busy that they would welcome the help of a cat?”
“I want to see the cat pictures, but since I can’t read English, even if they say I should follow them, it’s impossible.”
“The cat has an intelligent face.”

This all just goes to show that it’s not the CIA or any other intelligence agency that drives our Internet usage, but pictures of furry felines. We know who really rules the Web. Hail to our Cat Overlords!

Source: Hachima Kiko
Images: Wikipedia