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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Medvedev Takes Much Better Twitpics Than Newsom

Posted By on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM

click to enlarge Where am I? - PIC VIA DMITRI MEDVEDEV
The view to your left is the one Dmitry Medvedev, president of Russia, woke up to his morning. It is, according to his freshly minted Twitter feed, the view from his hotel room. Somewhere on Nob Hill, it appears -- the Mark Hopkins?

In addition to admiring our skyline, Medvedev offered a little insider information for new media-crazed locals when he visited Twitter's San Francisco HQ this morning before speeding off to meetings in Silicon Valley (shunning Blue Bottle, Farolito, Critical Mass, and the Ferry Building Farmers' Market as things not quite cool as you thought they were).


Mayor Gavin Newsom, a serial tweeter, checked in several times with his Twitter followers while waiting for Medvedev to stop oohing over the view and show up to their new media summit. He also, somehow magically, ended up in two Twitpics posted to his own account (an aside: Call us a Luddite if you will, but isn't that, like, kinda unpossible? Like, how can you take a photo of yourself and then post it yourself?).

click to enlarge PIC VIA DMITRI MEDVEDEV


Maybe it's an important dude type-thing, because Medvedev followed suit and did the same -- albeit with way more megapixels. Check it out. The Russian leader's twitpics look like they're taken with a top-of-the-line Canon; our American twitpics look slightly less sophisticated than the images seen on a LiteBrite.

The missile gap, the Twitter gap. Nothing ever changes, everyone: McCarthy was on to something.

Follow Dmitry Medvedvev on Twitter at @KremlinRussia_E

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