Secret Service to use Twitter during APEC summit

By Ian Scheuring

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – For the first time, the U.S. Secret Service will utilize the popular social networking website Twitter in order to disseminate information during this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings.

Agency spokesman Max Milien said on Tuesday that the Secret Service is planning on using the site to reach both the public and the media, and will release its Twitter account name later. will have that information as soon as it becomes available.

A communications center has also been set up in Honolulu, where information on traffic accidents or other issues may be shared between federal, state and local authorities.

The APEC conference is scheduled to bring together the heads of state and other leaders from 21 nations. It will be hosted by President Barack Obama.

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