On Wednesday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev toured the headquarters
of Twitter. Besides having a fruitful cultural exchange
with Twitter co-founder
Evan Williams, he also fired off his first tweet
The message roughly translates to "Hello
everyone, I'm now on Twitter and this is my first message
Appropriately, his maiden tweet has a typo (notice the number 6 amid the
Russian script). Delightfully, the White House quickly welcomed its
sovereign counterpart with an amicable retweet:
Proof that the White House and Kremlin can
As an aside, kudos to the White House's social-media aide for discovering Medvedev's tweet, drafting a response and getting official approval a mere three hours after the tweet was sent.
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