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From pocket translators to life-changing productivity tools, here are ten essential Telegram bots to help you prepare for exams or improve your work performance.
Wondering what happens behind the scenes of ITMO’s social media? I met up with a few of my colleagues who manage ITMO's official English-language social media pages to learn about them and their work. Join me on an insightful ride as we discuss all things social media.
Whether you’re coming to Russia for the first time or have been here a while, there are several essential apps that will make your life here smoother and easier.
If you’ve just made the jump to Telegram, there’s a whole unexplored world of fun, useful, or educational channels to follow. Here are some of our team’s top picks: from everyday inspiration and learning opportunities to entertainment guides and virtual assistants.
Whether you’re a newbie to the world of Telegram or an experienced user, these tips and tricks will make your life in the app way more convenient, enjoyable, and even stylish.
Let’s be honest, we are all Internet addicts here. We spend every second of our days online (okay, maybe except those times when we're asleep), watching videos, browsing social media, and swiping our lives away on tablets and smartphones. Everyone knows these: YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, TikTok – they feel like second homes to us. But, wait, what do you really know about social media in Russia? Is it even a thing? Today, you drew a lucky straw, we will be your guides (and part-time MythBusters) to the mysterious world of social media in Russia.
How to build messenger bots if you don’t have any programming skills? What services and platforms can help, and what functionality they offer? These and other questions were answered at a workshop by Artem Kopylov, lead programmer at St. Petersburg Information and Analytical Center. Operating under the remit of the City Committee on IT and Communication, the Center conducts the development of the city’s official websites and solutions for the public sector, among others helping with decreasing the system load by introducing query processing algorithms and bots. The event was held as part of ITMO.Digital.CareerWeek'20, an online marathon by ITMO University’s Career Center. ITMO.NEWS wrote down the key points.
Russian Industry and Education Representatives Meet With Presidential Adviser on Internet Development
On May 3, members of the industry, education, legal professionals and others, concerned with Roskomnadzor federal agency’s blocking of various online services in connection with its blocking of the messenger service Telegram, met with German Klimenko, the Presidential Adviser on Internet Development. Earlier on, ITMO University’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev addressed Mr. Klimenko in a letter, in which he described the consequences that blocking of IP-addresses in the “pursuit” after Telegram will have on the nation’s science, education and economy. After the letter evoked a wide public response, representatives of the university were also invited to the meeting. Anatoly Shalyto, head of ITMO’s Programming Technology Department, and Roman Elizarov, an ITMO alum and one of the creators of the Kotlin programming language, participated in the discussion.
On April 16, 2018, the Roskomnadzor federal agency initiated its blocking of the messenger app Telegram in Russia. In addition to Telegram’s servers, the Federal Agency for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media expanded its list of blocked web-addresses with more than 18 million IP-addresses belonging to Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Digital Ocean. The attempt to block a single platform resulted in complications with a wide range of third-party websites, used on an everyday basis by people in different fields of work. Scientists and professors at universities and research centers are experiencing delays and complications in their work. Concerned with the current situation, ITMO University’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev has written a letter to German Klimenko, the Presidential Adviser on Internet Development, in which he addressed the current situation and suggested that the process be discontinued. ITMO.NEWS provides the full text of the letter.
The Telegram messaging app has reached 200 million active users this March. In Russia, it rivals WhatsApp and other messaging platforms, but is only marginally known in the west. A futuristic network? Chatbots? Stickers? Here’s the scoop.