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Russian President Joins Twitter After Traveling to San Francisco

Dmitry Medvedev Sends First Tweet
We promised ourselves some time ago that we were going to stop covering every celebrity and politician who signs up for Twitter. Let's be honest; it's not news anymore. In fact, it would be bigger news if a celebrity announced a vehement opposition to Twitter and vowed that they would rather spend an eternity watching Black Eyed Peas' videos than subject themselves to even a moment of 140-character chatter.

The thing is, though, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is not your average celebrity, and he actually traveled thousands of miles to Twitter HQ in San Francisco to sign up and send the first official tweet from the Kremlin (which roughly translates to, "Hello everyone, I'm now on Twitter and this is my first message"). However, Medvedev didn't travel halfway around the world just to sign up for the planet's most popular micro-blogging service. He also made stops at Apple (don't miss these amazing photos of Steve Jobs showing off the iPhone 4 to Medvedev) and Cisco while in the area, before heading off to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Obama. If you're so inclined, you can follow the Russian president at @kremlinrussia (Russian), or at @kremlinrussia_e (English). [From: TechCrunch and Reuters]

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