Web Summit jumps ship to Lisbon, Irish reaction on Twitter

23 Sep 2015

The Web Summit has announced that it is leaving Dublin next year for the sunnier Portuguese climate, setting up shop in Lisbon for the foreseeable future.

The news captured the minds of Irish tweeters fairly quickly, with various emotions showcased through the immediacy of social media.

Social immediacy, if you will.

First came the news, blogged and then Tweeted from the powers-that-be.

We had praise of Web Summit’s incredible success, aligned with worries of how Ireland (or Dublin) could react to such a blow.

We even had criticism of Lisbon.

We had begrudgery abound.

We had business ideas.

But, on the most part, we had mockery.

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Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic