The US Federal Reserve Board has launched their official presence on Twitter.
The body said in a statement about this new mode of communications:
The Board’s website, www.federalreserve.gov, will remain its primary channel of communication. Selected announcements will be tweeted after they are first posted on the website.
To start, tweets will include items such as press releases, speeches, testimony, reports to the Congress, the Monthly Report on Credit and Liquidity Programs and the Balance Sheet, and the Federal Reserve’s weekly balance sheet (H.4.1). Additionally, the Board will tweet about educational frequently asked questions (FAQs) and Board video links.