JD Wetherspoon closes all social media accounts for their 900 strong pub chain

Pub operator JD Wetherspoon has taken what many will see as an the unusual decision to close their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for their individual pubs and head office.

JD Wetherspoon Chairman Tim Martin was reported as saying “We are going against conventional wisdom that these platforms are a vital component of a successful business.

“I don’t believe that closing these accounts will affect our business whatsoever, and this is the overwhelming view of our pub managers.

“It’s becoming increasingly obvious that people spend too much time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and struggle to control the compulsion.

“We will still be as vocal as ever through our JD Wetherspoon News magazine, as well as keeping the press updated at all times.

“We will also be maintaining our website and the JDWetherspoon app and encourage customers to get in touch with us via our website or by speaking with the manager at their local pub.”