” Technology is a tool, and it’s a platform. Nobody gets arrested for being a blogger, people get arrested for dissent. Nobody gets arrested for putting information about themselves online, they get arrested for being an activist. I’m a strong believer in the fact that you should not blame the tools, you should blame the circumstances. “


” I dislike the phrase ‘social media.’ ‘Social media’ is merely a way to describe new tools in an old and narrow paradigm where we measure success by how many people are reached. “


” When people think of digital diplomacy, they think of government tweeting. It is not what it is. That is public diplomacy. “


” Technology can be useful to organise a large number of people online and offline against the common goal of getting a particular dictator out of power. But at the end of the day, somebody still has to run for president with a different last name and deliver for the population. “


” Iranian young people are one of the most pro-American populations in the Middle East. “


” The number of people who believe in stopping violence in the world is wildly greater than those that want to perpetrate it. When everybody has a smartphone, the ability for people to actually do something about violence goes up significantly. “



All 6 Jared Cohen Quotes about People in picture


Technology is a tool, and it
I dislike the phrase


When people think of digital diplomacy, they think of government tweeting. It is not what it is. That is public diplomacy.
Technology can be useful to organise a large number of people online and offline against the common goal of getting a particular dictator out of power. But at the end of the day, somebody still has to run for president with a different last name and deliver for the population.
Iranian young people are one of the most pro-American populations in the Middle East.
The number of people who believe in stopping violence in the world is wildly greater than those that want to perpetrate it. When everybody has a smartphone, the ability for people to actually do something about violence goes up significantly.
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