Podcast: Richard Irvine on social media and the art of slaying trolls

(Pictured: Paul Spain, Sim Ahmed, Richard Irvine)

Social media – the phrase either makes you cringe with disgust or feel a delightful glee in your tummy. Which ever side of the spectrum you sit on, it's hard to doubt the importance of this communication channel for individuals and businesses.

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In the latest episode of the New Zealand Digital Podcast, hosts Paul Spain (NZ Tech Podcast) and Sim Ahmed (your merry technology editor at Idealog and StopPress) talks to veteran social media and community manager Richard Irvine about his experiences at the helm of Telecom and  New Zealand Cricket's social media presence.

Irvine discusses his first steps into the field, the challenges and the opportunities of social media in New Zealand, and how he slays the occasional troll.

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