Realizing the vast amounts of time honest to goodness citizens spend on social media sites and in virtual worlds, the FBI
has decided to jump aboard the Web 2.0 train
to aid in their never-ending search for terrorists, fugitives, missing children, and new potential recruits.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation now has a presence on Facebook
, iPhone, and Second Life
. They even have widgets you can embed almost anywhere
to show your support. If staring at billboards plastered with America's most wanted and assorted recruitment ads is your idea of fun, you might check them out.
This isn't just a lame PR attempt, though it may seem that way at first glance. The FBI is truly interested in reaching out to individuals who may be able to help them with their mission
, "To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.