What If Social Media Was Around in 1916?
I’m a news-hound. I guess it’s the journalist in me. My husband says, ‘once a journalist, always a journalist.’ I consume news practically all day from waking up to my clock radio at 7am with Cathal MacCoille from Morning Ireland reminding me what day it is and wishing me a ‘very good morning’, reading news from Twitter links, listening to news shows on the radio in the car, to finally receiving mobile notifications from The Irish Times, Irish Independent and TheJournal.ie. Coverage around the centenary celebrations has been dominating all news platforms recently so it got me thinking… What if social media was around in 1916?