Agent Hashtag: Kellan Lutz plays a top-secret agent obsessed with social media. [VIDEO]

Watch Kellan Lutz Play a Top-Secret Agent Obsessed With Social Media

Future Tense
The Citizen's Guide to the Future
Nov. 19 2012 5:49 PM

Watch Kellan Lutz Play a Top-Secret Agent Obsessed With Social Media

Agent Hashtag's Twitter page. He's also a bit of a foody.

Still from Funny or Die video.

The Petraeus scandal showed us that even the nation’s spy in chief can be blind to the dangers of his online habits. But a short from Funny or Die, starring Kellan Lutz, suggests it could be worse: Our national security could depend on a secret agent who is obsessed with social media in all its flavors. He is Agent Hashtag, and “danger” is his Twitter handle—or rather, @danger69 is. @Danger was already taken.

It probably isn’t a good idea for a covert agent to check in on Foursquare or obsess over Pinterest, even if you can keep your boards secret now. But gloating aside, Agent Hashtag’s constant social media presence could make for more accountability and transparency.

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Torie Bosch is the editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State that looks at the implications of new technologies. 

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