Wednesday 24 January 2018

The highs and lows of social media

Social media is wonderful and has changed modern technology as we know it but be the hokey it can be a pain in the arse.

Now when I'm out at matches at the weekends I don't just have to worry about weather or timing or what's actually going on in the match, I also have to cater for all the sensible souls tucked up at home eagerly awaiting an update on Facebook or Twitter.

Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy being able to keep people in the loop and it can be tremendous 'banter' sometimes but it can also be very time-consuming and difficult.

It's a wonderful advantage to have.

Within a few seconds of something happening deep in Craanford or Arklow, people will know about it.

They don't have to listen out to local radio that evening for results or call into the pub to catch up; they just have to take their phone out of their pocket.

It gives us a chance to interact with our reader (sometimes that can be a disadvantage but we won't go into that) and it gives the paper a better name so I'm all for it.

I just hope it doesn't take over and leave me out of a job.

Wexford People

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