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You Haven’t Seen a Mass Social Media User Revolt

The social media space is pretty ripe for disruption says tech investor Geoff Lewis. Lewis likes to invest against the grain, what he calls counter-narrative, and is actively looking at startups in that sector. Lewis says that there has been a lot of noise from regulators but that users are still using social media products. He says that thus far you haven’t seen any sort of mass user revolt.

Geoff Lewis, the founder of Bedrock Capital and an early tech investor in many companies including Lyft, recently discussed the future of social media and more on CNBC:

You Haven’t Seen a Mass Social Media User Revolt

The social media space is pretty ripe for disruption. There’s always this trade-off between privacy and communications and so we want as users and consumers to be able to communicate with our friends and to be connected, but we also want our privacy.

Then there’s this question of does the privacy thing ever get shifted too far to a point where people revolt? Thus far you haven’t seen any sort of mass user revolt. A lot of the noise has been in the markets with regulators, but the users are still using the product.

It’s a Narrative Violation to Invest in Social Media

I actually think it’s a narrative violation to be doing things in social media today as a start-up and what we’re focused on at Bedrock is investing in these companies that are counter-narrative. So I think the idea of investing in a social media business today, especially early stage as a venture capitalist, is very unfashionable.

So it’s something that we’d be very up for and have been looking at some new companies in that sector.

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Germany Facing Mass Blackouts Because The Wind And Solar Won’t Cooperate

Germany’s energy network nearly broken down in January because of poor execution from wind turbines and sun based boards, as indicated by information from a noteworthy exchange union.

Wind and sunlight based power plants failed to meet expectations in January, 2017, as a result of shady climate with almost no wind, setting the phase for monstrous power outages.

A noteworthy power outage nearly happened Jan. 24 and was just avoided when German vitality providers “also took the last reserve power plant,” Michael Vassiliadis, leader of the union which speaks to power plants IG Bergbauchemie Energie, told columnists. The nation’s energy matrix was strained to as far as possible and could have gone disconnected altogether, setting off a national power outage, if only one power plant had gone disconnected, as per Vassiliadis.

“he renewables could not even offer five percent [of total power demand.] Coal, gas and nuclear power kept the country almost in the first place under the electric current,” Vassiliadis said.


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Germany’s energy network nearly broken down in January because of poor execution from wind turbines and sun based boards, as indicated by information from a noteworthy exchange union.

Wind and sunlight based power plants failed to meet expectations in January, 2017, as a result of shady climate with almost no wind, setting the phase for monstrous power outages.

A noteworthy power outage nearly happened Jan. 24 and was just avoided when German vitality providers “also took the last reserve power plant,” Michael Vassiliadis, leader of the union which speaks to power plants IG Bergbauchemie Energie, told columnists. The nation’s energy matrix was strained to as far as possible and could have gone disconnected altogether, setting off a national power outage, if only one power plant had gone disconnected, as per Vassiliadis.

“he renewables could not even offer five percent [of total power demand.] Coal, gas and nuclear power kept the country almost in the first place under the electric current,” Vassiliadis said.

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Social Media: Mass personalization starts with Catsies

In this MarketingSherpa Blog post, see how Virgin Mobile USA leveraged “Catsies” to generate buzz and foster mass personalization. You’ll also hear some top takeaways from the effort to tackle mass personalization in your own campaigns.
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Mexico Mass Kidnapping Leads To 11 Vanishing In Broad Daylight

In a story that sounds too crazy to be true, 11 people were kidnapped in broad daylight in Mexico City recently. The incident occurred in the Zona Rosa district of the city, which is a well established district with numerous restaurants, clubs, and offices.

The abduction occurred sometime Sunday morning, between 10am and noon. It took place just a little over a block from the US embassy, and occurred on the main boulevard in the city.

Relatives of the victims have called on the authorities to find them, going so far as to march from the Interior Department building, to a square in the city. They also protested outside of the bar where the group was kidnapped from, demanding that surveillance footage be released.

The 11 victims were of various ages and gender, six being men in their 20′s, a sixteen year old boy, and four women. Residents of the neighborhood the group is from said as many as 15 or 16 could have been kidnapped, along with the known 11. They were from a tough neighborhood called Tepito, which had reported numerous abductions recently. Many believing them to be related to gang activity.

Josefina Garcia, son of one of the victims said this of the incident, “How could so many people have disappeared, just like that, in broad daylight?”, continuing, “The police say they don’t have them, so what, the earth just opened up and swallowed them?”

The club where the mass kidnapping took place has been closed as authorities investigate the matter further.

[H/T: News.com.au]


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