CEO Twitter Jack Dorsey compared America's current political life to the "Arab Spring," which led to upheaval in countries such as Egypt and Tunisia. "A lot of the same patterns we've seen during the Iranian Green Revolution and the Arab Spring. It was stunning to see how Twitter was being used to have a conversation about the government, with the government," Dorsey said during a technology conference in San Francisco. Dorsey discussed the power of the social media network to influence global media and policy. He also touched base on Twitter's power to connect people around the world, in a time of a charged political environment.