The president's first tweet was simple and to the point: "Hello! I'm on Twitter and it's my first message." He then went on to compose two more tweets, commenting on how beautiful San Francisco is and showing us a view from his hotel. You can check them out, in the original Russian, below.
In a blog post on the subject, Co-founder Biz Stone wrote that 60% of Twitter users are from outside the U.S., adding: "Recognizing the power of new technology and learning to leverage it to advance humanity in positive and meaningful ways is a powerful display of leadership."
Lately, more and more political leaders have been getting in on the Twitter trend most notably President Hugo Chavez, who once decried Twitter as a "tool of terror." U.S. President Barack Obama also got his share of press when he composed his first real tweet for the American Red Cross to help disaster recovery efforts in Haiti previously, he had said he was too clumsy for the microblogging tool.
Still, many a political leader has a cadre of staffers to head up their accounts as we mentioned before, President Obama isn't a frequent tweeter (remember when he was on the lookout for a Twitterer?) and President Chavez has a team of 200 tweeting for him. We wonder how often President Medvedev will take the time to tweet.
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