UK's MI6 Uses Facebook To Recruit More James Bond Wannabees

Maybe MI6's definition of the ideal spy recruit is one who can navigate the maze of social network with ease, which is perhaps why, her Majesty's secret services, the Secret Intelligence Service, have now turned to Facebook to try to get new agents, not administrative staff, onboard.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said that "The open recruitment campaign continues to target wide pools of talent representative of British society today. A number of channels are used to promote job opportunities in the organization. Facebook is a recent example."

This will be done through a series of adverts on Facebook to complement its traditional radio and newspaper drive.

The news come a few weeks after the launch of A-spies, a completely private social networking system for the CIA, the FBI and the National Security Agency, which aims at assessing all the information available to the spy agencies and sharing that data across all 16 agencies.

Obviously, there might be a bit of inter-recruiting as well and in the case of the MI6/Facebook recruitment drive, maybe there could even be some double-agents trying to filter in from the East, a task made all too simple by the fact that Facebook's Secret Intelligence Service Group is a public group which means that the names of the 1000 or so parties interested in getting the 00 moniker can be seen by all.

And since Facebook is all about exposing your details, making friends and gain influence, maybe the ex-KGB and the ex-Stasi have had their jobs cut for them by Facebook?