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.
its annual report on global press freedom this spring, and Internet
usage in the country stands at about 30 percent, far below Western
levels, while an even smaller fraction of people use the Internet as a
source for political information."
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."