"By harnessing social media, we can deepen the impact and quality of our public diplomacy everywhere. But we can also reach the people who need it most. I am talking about those who are hampered by geographic challenges or political constraints.
There are just too many people out there yearning for interaction. But there is no way we can have direct contact with even a small fraction of them. Virtual technology gives us the capability to significantly scale up our engagement opportunities.
Through them, we can make those connections. And we can help more people write their own futures, whether they are learning English, or strengthening the social media capabilities of their NGO, or participating in an educational exchange program, or making key contacts around the world."