JD Wetherspoon closes down all of its social media accounts

JD Wetherspoon closes down all of its social media accounts

Spoons has had it up to *here* with those troublesome social media firms, and barred itself from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced its head office and 900 pubs are quitting Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with immediate effect.

Martin said he had become increasingly concerned about the use of social media to criticise MPs and other public figures, especially those from religious or ethnic minorities. He said that he does not believe that closing the accounts will have any affect on the business "whatsoever".

" We are going against conventional wisdom that these platforms are a vital component of a successful business", he said.

The company, which has nearly 900 pubs across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, is shutting all the accounts with immediate effect.

It also hit out at the "addictive" nature of social media.

There is an entire Twitter account dedicated to the colourful carpets of Wetherspoons across the country.

It also said it was encouraging customers to "get in touch with us via our website or by speaking with the manager at their local pub".

For your fix of Spoons-related news, you can subscribe to its magazine... or download the Wetherspoon app, which will still keep you glued to your phone, just not Facebook.

Given the company's Twitter account had a mere 44,000 followers and its Facebook page some 100,000 followers, hardly stellar numbers for a big brand, one could argue that the pub chain's departure for social media is a bit of a storm in a teacup. or should that be pint glass.