The World Needs More Twitter-Savvy Leaders, According To Twitter Co-founder

Is Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey trying to send subliminal messages to potential voters?

Dorsey has expressed interest in running for public office before and now he’s telling folks how important it is for leaders to understand tech. Coincidence? I think not!

The Boston Herald reports Dorsey was recently in New York City and addressed a crowd “gathered in support of public advocate candidate Reshma Saujani,” the founder of Girls Who Code.

Dorsey didn’t take questions, but he did have a bit to say, including his opinion that “there needs to be more leaders who understand how to use technology . . . [because] technology can change governments, not just disrupt them.”

This is of particular interest because during his interview on 60 Minutes with Lara Logan last month, Dorsey spoke of spending time in the big city when he was 19, his plans to move back to the city in the future and that he’d like to run for mayor of New York City one day.

And he’s obviously serious about it.

What do you think of his assertion though? Should more leaders be tech savvy? Would THAT make the world a better place or would they just waste too much time online like the rest of us?

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@MaryCLong Mary C. Long is Chief Ghost at Digital Media Ghost. She writes about everything online and is published widely, with a focus on privacy concerns, specifically social sabotage.