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    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is now on Twitter.

    It looks like the old guard is getting in on the new media action.

    Madeleine Albright sent out her very first tweet on Monday from a brand new Twitter account. The pithy message was accompanied by a diptych: one photo shows Albright typing on her mobile device and the other photo shows off a colorful Twitter pin to mark the occasion.

    "First of 3 female Sec State's - last to join Twitter. Better late than never!" the tweet reads.

    The former Secretary of State is known for the shiny decorative pins she wore with her suits. Her famous collection even inspired the book "Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box."

     

    Under her @madeleine handle, Albright describes herself as a "Grateful American Czech immigrant, mother & grandmother, fmr SecState, passionate democrat, author, prof, bizwoman, pin collector, & occasional drummer."

    On the same day, the State Department launched its own Instagram account with current Secretary of State John Kerry appearing in the first video post.

    "Finally, the State Department is on Instagram and we hope you will follow us around the world," Kerry said. The Instagram launch coincides with Kerry's participation at the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York City.

    The agency currently has a Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Tumblr and Twitter presence, all of which "serve as a conduit for the U.S. Department of State to inform and engage publics around the world on foreign policy issues," according to the department's press release.

     

    Check out John Kerry in the first video post below: