Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a healthy dose of skepticism about the value of social media, the future of digital education, and the instant gratification made possible by a connected world. On stage at Vanity Fair‘s New Establishment Summit, he also took exception to the hoopla around the bending iPhones, noting if you threw a computer out the window it would break too.
This is interesting. He is either lying here or this might be a harbinger of things to come relating to his Gun Control groups. Moms Demand and Everytown are nothing more than well-funded Social Media campaigns which have little reflection in real life demonstrated by the small amount of supporters they bring at any of their meetings. Anybody can sign a pre-filled web form and hit enter but it takes a larger effort to actually sacrifice work-time and money to attend a rally or petition your legislators at their offices.
Maybe the business side of Bloomberg is telling him that he is not getting a return on his investment. That does not bode well for Shannon Watts and Company.