It is of course a well known fact that Twitter is growing in popularity and apart from individuals who are joining the site, several companies and brands have also joined the bandwagon. However the latest piece of news is that a prison in Russia has also joined Twitter.
The prison is located in St. Petersburg which is the second largest Russian city. The prison is known as Kresty prison.
While it can easily be understood that the companies which have joined Twitter, would have done so in order to remain conspicuous and thus indirectly help monetization, the idea of a jail joining the social network is not quite so easy to understand. In fact it seems quite strange at first.
The first few tweets which were sent out from here were about the history of the jail, which had been built in 1892, and where Leon Trotsky the exiled communist leader had been held captive after the Bolshevik revolution.
The latest tweet received from Kresty prison has advertised job vacancies, which is quite a novel idea under the circumstances.
Those who wish to follow the tweets from Kresty prison can check out http://twitter.com/sizo_kresty.