Social media being the powerhouse of outreach that it is, it only stands to reason that generating unique sharable content is THE way to get attention today. The TSA has taken heed in a unique way and started an Instagram account to build awareness of what it deals with. Back in 2008 they opted to start their outreach with a blog to discuss changes in the ever-evolving security industry. Each week they would publish a list of confiscated items as well.
Now that idea has extended to actual images of the craziness they encounter, and promptly confiscate. The account was just started a month ago but already we see items like disassembled hand grenades, a bayonet, small handguns (modern and vintage), a credit card knife, and a stun gun disguised as a cigarette pack.
The important thing to note here is that field agents are not the ones taking the time to photograph and post these items from the x-ray line. This is done by the TSA Office of Public Affairs.
Check out the TSA Instagram feed here