That -- along with the creation of accounts on YouTube, Facebook and MySpace (really? who joins MySpace now?) -- shows the Justice Department, a government branch largely dependent on secrecy, trying to get down with this whole spirit of openness and accessibility that the Obama administration hoped to bring to government.
So far the department is following 73 other feeds, all dealing with government issues (so breathe easy, paranoid folks) and already has more than 1,000 followers since being activated Thursday. The feed is @TheJusticeDept.
The Hill notes that the DOJ joins the State Department, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood as administration offices on Twitter.
So if you thought Big Brother was watching your every move online before, it's time to break out the duct tape and plastic sheeting and hide in your bedroom until this Twitter thing blows over.