Not only has Kim Jong-il gotten into Twitter, but now so has the North Korean media:
It’s best known as the place to tell millions what you had for breakfast. But dispatches from North Korea’s state news agency have begun popping up on Twitter.
A feed under the name “kcna—dprk” — acronyms of Pyongyang’s state Korean Central News Agency and the country’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — provides links to hundreds of the agency’s English-language stories. The background of the Twitter page for the feed shows the North’s red-and-blue national flag.
It is unlikely that the news agency itself is behind the operation; other Twitter users have operated similar news-relay feeds in the past, most notably for CNN.
Even if KCNA is operating the feed, it does not mean ordinary citizens in North Korea — one of the world’s most isolated nations — are able to use Twitter. [Honolulu Advertiser]