4 Inspiring Quotes From Social Good Summit

“We have to not just open our eyes to what’s going on in other places; we need to open our eyes to what’s going on right in front of us.”

—Forest Whitaker, artist and UNESCO goodwill ambassador


“If you knew how much information the campaigns had on you, you’d turn off your machines. And I mean that literally.”

— Joe Trippi, political strategist


“In reality, with all the power we have to connect, it really means at home — where you’re sitting. It’s about doing what you can from where you are. We’re fortunate to have these tools to let you distill your message to make sure you’re getting out what you want to say and create a call to action.”

— Claire Diaz-Ortiz, lead social innovator at Twitter


“The Internet is allowing for us to really experience people in some of the most distant places in the world — as other people just like us. So get to know people, seek out bloggers from a country you’re kind of curious about. It’s about building empathy and breaking through to the point of recognizing people as people.”

— Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia