UK pub chain Wetherspoons' last call: ♫ Just a spoonful of Twitter and its social media's gone down ♫

www.theregister.co.uk | 4/16/2018 | Staff
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There's only one reason to head to cheap 'n' cheerful UK pub chain Wetherspoons and it is about to be taken away. No, we're not talking about the cheap beer, ever-shrinking menu options, or politically nuanced beer mats.

As any 'Spoons aficionado will testify, the main reason to patronise this most functional of drinking houses is for its awesome social media presence.

Heart - Founder - Tim - Martin - Legions

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 Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for all 900 pubs – as well as its head office – with immediate effect. And then he did that thing: actually shut down the Twitter account.

In what could in no way be perceived as a publicity stunt, he said: "It’s becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on...
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