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Foodbuzz.com

The Librarian Nov 8, 2007 04:00 PM

What do CHers think of the site? I saw an ad on Craigslist (San Francisco) for a job there and I was curious what people's opinions were.

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  1. Chowpatty RE: The Librarian Nov 9, 2007 10:03 AM

    There's several sites trying to be kind of a Myspace for foodies -- I think Foodcandy is another one. Foodbuzz looks ok, but it's still in beta, so it's hard to tell. I think working there would be like working at any other internet startup -- it could go under at any time, or it could take off and gain a following. But it certainly would be more fun than other sites if you're into food. It would be interesting to know how many people have signed up so far and where they are geographically located.

    1. Lina RE: The Librarian Dec 2, 2008 01:04 PM

      Just found foodbuzz and did a search for it here. No mentions apart from this? Is this the overzealous moderation at work again or are chowhounders just not interested? Inquiring minds want to know.

      1. JungMann RE: The Librarian Dec 3, 2008 10:34 AM

        I check out Foodbuzz on rare occasions when I'm really bored. I find it suffers from visual layout problems and is not as simple to navigate as other sites, so rather than act as a convenient navigator to the best of the web, it's nothing more than a diversion for me. And slow-loading one, at that.

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          Lina RE: JungMann Dec 4, 2008 11:37 AM

          Yeah, I think it's too slow to really meet my needs. The interface could also be nicer. But I like how one can review restaurants and set places outside of the US. I also like the ability to set a feed from my blog to my profile. My regular blog readers aren't interested when I post about food, so it's nice to find an audience for that sort of stuff. Would also be good for meetups, which is another thing that Chowhound doesn't like to be used for, as far as I can tell.

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          sibeats RE: The Librarian Dec 4, 2008 04:09 AM

          I came across it yesterday while reading someone's blog. Went and checked it out. I found it to be confusing and lacking in real information. It wasn't clear to me what it was all about, it seemed just to be people rating restaurants with stars but no info to back it up. But perhaps I was just navigating it incorrectly. That being said, CH's format is clear and obvious and suits my purposes just fine.

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            HillJ RE: The Librarian Dec 9, 2008 11:50 AM

            Any fans of Serious Eats?
            Topics often mirror chowhound posts.
            www.seriouseats.com

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              lcool RE: HillJ Dec 9, 2008 12:18 PM

              yes

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                SnackHappy RE: HillJ Dec 10, 2008 07:18 AM

                I like the blog part of Serious Eats, but the Talk section seems to be just a succession of inane chatter and people looking for menu suggestions. I was sort of hoping for it to be more of a reflection of the blog, which seems more young and hip, whatever that means. You can't blame people for being noobs, but the Serious Eats Talk population seems to consist of 95% noobs. I guess I'm a snob, but I long for a bit more depth.

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                  HillJ RE: SnackHappy Dec 10, 2008 07:28 AM

                  SnackHappy, I happen to agree with you. I enjoy the Serious Eats blog topics but the Talk section reminds me of Twitter & the comments (and I have no idea if either are moderated) following each blog topic are hardly comparable to CH. However, when I hanker for a good but quick food read during the work day, SE often amuses me. The writers run the gamut on food topics. Recently a pattern for crocheting a hamburger dress and a pie hat appeared and I immediately passed that info onto friends. Variety is the spice of life!

              2. legourmettv RE: The Librarian Dec 10, 2008 05:54 AM

                They asked me to integrate my food video site into theirs, but I was so confused by their set-up and what they were getting at I backed away. It seemed like they didn't yet have a true direction and were trying to do to much all at once.

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