With the launch of the Six Nations Championship tonight it is interesting to see the spotlight being shone away from team tactics and on to the sportsmens' use of social media. In today's press it was disclosed that the Welsh squad have been banned from using the site during the tournament, following recent high profile cases of damaging comments published on Twitter from numerous sports personalities. At the Ryder Cup there was initially a 'recommended' ban on twitter by the European Ryder Cup Captain, Colin Montgomery although the likes of Ian Poulter (@ianpoulter) and G-Mac weren't likely to stop their tweeting!
Kevin Pieterson was left red-faced following his very public rant about the sport, - then footballer Ryan Babel found himself £10,000 out of pocket after his controversial tweet about referee Howard Webb just last month. Social Media can be a great way of keeping up to date with the world and is no doubt proving ever more powerful in today's society. But is this case of 'Twitter-banning' highlighting the increasing worry surrounding its power to make or break business or reputation? Todays blog was posted by Helena, Agency Recruitment Consultant at Network Marketing