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Is anyone surprised that Tim Martin forced Wetherspoons to get rid of all its social media accounts?

The firm's boss, Tim Martin, says the decision was made in response to reports about the use of social media to troll MPs and others. He also suggests that closing the accounts will not affect his business “whatsoever” – although one wonders how the decision will change the business for …

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How an exposed political consulting firm left people fuming over their data privacy

As CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to face intense scrutiny, users around the world don't know whether or not they can trust the social media giant with their data again. As many as 87 million Facebook users — including 300,000 Australians — may have had their private information siphoned from their … …

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Chinese social media giant backtracks from gay content ban

Social media used to be an open space, but in the last year things have started to change.” Pu Chunmei, a prominent LGBT rights activist, posted a photo of herself and her gay son that quickly went viral, according to the BBC News. “My son and I love our country… …

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Wetherspoons is quitting social media, tells customers to talk to landlords for updates

The company's chairman Tim Martin said he didn't believe quitting social media would impact on business. "We are going against conventional wisdom that these platforms are a vital component of a successful business," Martin said in a statement emailed to Mashable. "I don't believe that closing these … Read More

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What’s behind Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin pulling the pub giant off social media?

Wetherspoons arch Brexiteer boss Tim Martin has created quite the social media storm with the news that he is pulling the company and its 900 pubs off social media. Before you start cheering, it's worth taking a moment to appreciate the irony that positively drips from the company's statement explaining … …

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British pub chain deletes Facebook and Twitter accounts as customers ‘struggle to control the …

A prominent pub chain in the U.K. shut down its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, saying that people are spending too much time on social media. Tim Martin, the chair of JD Wetherspoon, said that people could not control their urges to spend time on social networks. "It's becoming increasingly … …

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JD Wetherspoon shutters social media accounts citing ‘addictive nature’ of Facebook and Twitter

HOME OF THE CHEAP PINT JD Wetherspoon has announced the shut down of its social media accounts because it reckons people "spend too much time" on the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The move to kill the social media accounts of all 900 of its pubs was, according to …

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Sina Weibo, China’s social media giant, reverses ban on gay content after weekend of protests

In an effort to create a “harmonious” environment, China's popular social media site, Sina Weibo, last week announced plans to delete content related to gay themes. The move sparked so much public backlash that Sina Weibo reversed its decision Monday, according to a statement posted online. Read More

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Personality may play a role in social media addiction

If you can't control your social media use, your personality might be to blame. A recent study conducted by Professor Isaac Vaghefi of Binghamton University and Professor Hamed Qahri-Saremi of DePaul University says that people with certain personality traits are more susceptible to using social … Read More

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UK pub chain Wetherspoons’ last call: Just a spoonful of Twitter – let’s pull social media down

As any 'Spoons aficionado will testify, the main reason to patronise this most functional of drinking houses is for its awesome social media presence. So it was with a heavy heart that the outspoken founder Tim Martin told his legions of fans this morning that the chain is shutting its …