Why Russian technologists aren’t cool

Yuri Ammosov, who lives in Moscow, Russia, and works in the Russian Ministry of Economics demonstrates why Russians aren’t cool.

1. He isn’t using an iPhone.
2. He isn’t using Facebook.
3. He’s reading blogs.
4. He’s running Russian RSS-reading software.
5. He reads Engadget, B5 Media, and TechCrunch.
6. He’s running Windows Mobile.

So yesterday. So uncool.

Just kidding.

Seriously, I spent a while with Yuri today and you should watch out for him and his band of Russian entrepreneurs. They are doing very cool things and I was jealous of the feed reader and the new interface he showed me on his Windows Mobile smart phone.

Now do you understand why Google announced Open Social and Android? I sure do.

There’s a lot of Russians who are going to buy cell phones and join a social network in the next 18 months. What will THEY be running? Will they think YOU are uncool for what YOU are running?

Longer interview coming soon on ScobleShow.com.

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63 thoughts on “Why Russian technologists aren’t cool

  1. Man
    you know nothing about modern Russia
    Many young fellows in Moscow have iPhones
    Russians drive “Toyota” and “Nissan” instead of “Lada” and Volga, use Google instead of Yandex, go to Italy for vacations instead of Sochi and “na derevnyu”
    Russians like technology and activly use it

  2. Man
    you know nothing about modern Russia
    Many young fellows in Moscow have iPhones
    Russians drive “Toyota” and “Nissan” instead of “Lada” and Volga, use Google instead of Yandex, go to Italy for vacations instead of Sochi and “na derevnyu”
    Russians like technology and activly use it

  3. Nikita: when I get the longer interview up I think you’ll be pleased. I was a bit sensationalistic in the headline here but there’s a lot of great things happening in Russia. My point here was that Russian technologists just might be cooler than we are here in the San Francisco area.

  4. Nikita: when I get the longer interview up I think you’ll be pleased. I was a bit sensationalistic in the headline here but there’s a lot of great things happening in Russia. My point here was that Russian technologists just might be cooler than we are here in the San Francisco area.

  5. Woooooow! As a Russian, but a technologist here in US. This post and the video are some what uncomfortable to me, as it might portray the country in bad light.

    Russian Internet is moving/evolving a lot faster then US, except they don’t care so much for a share of the US online traffic, culturally the sites and communities there would make no sense or be any valuable to average US geek so naturally you would not hear about them.

    Basically, you are missing out, and you might not even know on what. But it will come out eventually.

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