THIS year the News Telegraph has made its biggest ever effort at bringing our growing online readership the best ever coverage of Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide.
As a publisher we have gathered together as many staff as possible and pulled in resources and equipment from wherever possible in an attempt to ensure our website is constantly updated with the best footage, reporting and photographs anywhere on the internet.
As well as using the latest gadgets and technology to keeep our website updated we will also be keeping our ever-popular Twitter, Facebook and Youtube feeds constantly up to date and allowing our readers and the game’s followers to post their stories, pictures and posts on the website through high-tech social networking software.
Ashbourne News Telegraph editor Stephen Sinfield said: “Whether you’re just a casual follower of the game, or whether you intend to be in and out of the hug all day, we want you to know that there is no better resource for staying up to date with the action than our website and social networking pages.
“This year we really have pulled out all the stops and called in favours from our contacts in the technology industry to keep up to date with the game in the best possible way.
“Everything that happens out there during the two days will be fed directly to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and our website and our mission is to have the most up-to-date coverage of any news source in the area.
“We’ll also be embracing the thousands of pictures that will be posted up on social networking sites and we’ve found a way of bringing these to everyone’s attention by linking to them in a feed, following #shrovetide, on our website.”
To follow today’s action, visit www.ashbournenewstelegraph, search Facebook and Youtube, or follow @ashbournenews.
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