First Kremlin Tweet Sent from Twitter's San Francisco Headquarters
|Hello everyone, I'm now on Twitter and this is my first message|
Soviet, er, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was in the city today to send the message that his country embraces the free flow of information. So, while snipers purportedly lurked nearby, according to Tech Crunch, Medvedev typed his message.
|Photo by Troy Holden /via Flickr|
Medvedev's second tweet was in praise of the city. Here's our very loose translation: "San Francisco -- very beautiful city. Today I will go to a Silicon Valley, to see Apple, Yandex, Cisco!" His second was a twitpic of the skyline. The account already has more than 2,000 followers.
And organizations such as the Committee to Protect Journalists have, during recent years, badgered Medvedev to stop barring non-party-line-toeing foreign journalists to report in the country.
In a related vein, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone told Medvedev before a gaggle of heavily frisked reporters: ""We believe that the open exchange of information can have a positive impact. We hope you'll consider us your friend."