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Why global support may turn the tide for Exploris

Editor's Viewpoint

Social media is often frivolous in its content but, occasionally, it can be harnessed for a greater good.

One example is the Facebook campaign to elicit worldwide support behind the campaign to save the Exploris facility in Portaferry from closure. Around 3,000 people have backed the Save Exploris campaign and others from all over the world have photographed themselves with Save Exploris signs.

The marine facility has been given a temporary reprieve but with friends like those on Facebook it may yet survive.

What it really needs now is a generous benefactor who is also a Facebook fan.

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