Tuesday 20 February 2018

Social media — the emancipation of the stupid

Social media can be a minefield. Picture posed/Thinkstock
Social media can be a minefield. Picture posed/Thinkstock
Everton manager Roberto Martinez and Manchester United manager David Moyes
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

In recent months I grudgingly agreed to go on Twitter.

I'd like to say my previous reluctance was some high-minded refusal to join the electronic rat race but the reality was rather more mundane — I was the proud owner of a mobile that was so old I once had a guy compliment me on using such a retro phone.

Let's face it, if someone wants to think you're so cool that even your phone is an ironic statement, would you correct him?

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