What's that buzzing sound?

If teenagers think that adults are cramping their social networking style, they jump ship to the next new thing, which may be why Facebook dug deep for WhatsApp, writes Fearghal O'Connor.

23rd February, 2014
WhatsApp and Snapchat are increasingly popular among teenagers. Picture: Getty

I t had been a communications revolution for the under-14 girls Gaelic team. No longer did the coaches need to send costly text messages for parents to ignore. The team had its very own Facebook group and every player was a member. No one would ever miss training again.

Fast forward a year to the stormy winter of 2014. ''Why did so many miss training? asks the frustrated coach.

A shrug. ''They didn't know it was...

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