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yehwan Nov 1, 2008 08:25 PM

Anyone else here also talking about food on Twitter?

  1. Xiao Yang Dec 5, 2008 07:17 AM

    Deathly silence! Come on peeps, 'fess up!

    http://twitter.com/GarySoup

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    1. re: Xiao Yang
      Candice Dec 8, 2008 05:41 PM

      http://twitter.com/cylin4
      Guilty as charged.

      1. re: Candice
        Xiao Yang Dec 8, 2008 07:31 PM

        Tnx. Maybe the ball will get rolling now.

        1. re: Xiao Yang
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          ClaireWalter Dec 9, 2008 12:37 PM

          You got the ball rolling w/ me, and I'm now following GarySoup and culin4.. I am http://twitter.com/ClaireWalter, and I post about food and lots of other topics. If more Hounds sign up, I'll incr food.

      2. re: Xiao Yang
        k
        kashrutnews Jan 20, 2010 07:26 PM

        for kosher tweeps:
        https://twitter.com/kashrutnews

      3. tastyjon Dec 10, 2008 07:24 PM

        I thought it might or become a good marketing tool for restaurants. Let's say the bookings are low for a Monday night, why not send out a Twitter alert offering a special deal... free app or something? It would require a restuarant to build a Tweet following, but could be worth it. When you get a coupon for a place, you put it aside for 30 days. But a tweet implants a thought in the head.

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        1. re: tastyjon
          Xiao Yang Dec 10, 2008 07:40 PM

          Absolutely. Right now the only restos I know that use twitter locally to send out info are The Cheeseboard and Castagnola's, but there will probably be many.

          Not sure if I love or hate Twitter at this point; it's turned the iPhone into a technogeek's tomagotchi ;-)

        2. davina Dec 11, 2008 02:06 PM

          We're on it!
          https://twitter.com/CHOW_com

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          1. re: davina
            Xiao Yang Dec 11, 2008 06:25 PM

            Yeah, CHOW started following me just in time to make a pitch for a nomination for a "Shorty" award. Other than that they've sent a recipe, but lots of sites are doing that.

            1. re: Xiao Yang
              davina Dec 12, 2008 11:09 AM

              I think you mean twecipe. We tweeted a twecipe.

              1. re: davina
                Xiao Yang Dec 12, 2008 11:35 AM

                Twatever.

          2. Xiao Yang Dec 12, 2008 11:50 AM

            FWIW, I nominated @cheeseboard for a shorty award in the #food category for their conciseness and significance of their content. To see just how significant, check out their update history:

            http://twitter.com/cheeseboard

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              Velda Mae Dec 12, 2008 03:43 PM

              Saw this on Serious Eats a few weeks back. It's a list of food bloggers using Twitter.

              http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/09/a-...

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              1. re: Velda Mae
                hatchback Dec 13, 2008 08:23 AM

                Search http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%2... will return a sort of "directory" of foodblogger who have "tagged" themselves.

                1. re: hatchback
                  Xiao Yang Dec 13, 2008 08:55 AM

                  The problem is that there are so many foodblogs out there (chefblog.com lists over 1500, and I know it has missed some) and people who hash themselves as foodbloggers are probably mostly interested in promoting their own sites than making best use use of twitter (not to mention wasting 12 valuable characters). There are a wide range of interests; I have found myself unilaterally followed by bloggers dealing cookie recipes, and I haven't the slightest interest in cookie recipes.

                  Personally, I'n not epecially looking for bloggers per se, just other chowhounds and other "end users" of food using twitter to put out real-time intelligence on what's good where and the like. ("X is in the kitchen tonight at Y and the Z is very good" or "It's slow at Resto XYZ tonight; there may be tables available," etc.)

              2. Shane Greenwood Jan 21, 2010 06:40 AM

                Here is a related thread on the Twitter topic. Some good recos on feeds to follow.

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/609193

                1. dave_c Jan 21, 2010 03:47 PM

                  Okay... I'm out of the loop on this Twitter stuff... which is ironic since I used the 'net before there were browsers.

                  What's Twitter?
                  Do you need a fancy phone?
                  Can you receive it via email/home computer?

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                  1. re: dave_c
                    raidar Jan 21, 2010 04:12 PM

                    Dave_C. Twitter is a place to share links and thoughts. In technical terms it's a social networking and micro-blogging service. You are limited to 140 characters, which can limit some folks, but I find it gets to the heart of the matter and/or topic in a more straight forward way. Not for everyone I suppose, it's a growing market for everyone from bloggers to celebrities, organizations to weather updates..

                    1. re: dave_c
                      pikawicca Jan 21, 2010 04:14 PM

                      Oh dear, I am a Luddite, but even I Tweet. Go to twitter.com to get started. Twitter is a way to keep in touch with friends and followers who are interested in what you're up to. The messages are constrained in length, which I think is good. You can do it from your computer, but you need a smart phone if you want to do it on the go. I use it to keep in touch with my kids, friends around the world, and people who like to cook.

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                        waldrons Jan 21, 2010 04:15 PM

                        Twitter is an site where people can post short messages that are read by those who subscribe to ("follow") their writings. I think it's perfect for cell phones (short message length, spontaneous postings), but you can view it online from your PC at www.twitter.com. (I think you have to join in order to view....

                        )

                        One thing that does surprise me is the reputable food writers and chefs who also tweet (check out Tom Colicchio, Daniel Patterson, Ruth Reichl, and lots more).

                        1. re: waldrons
                          Shane Greenwood Jan 21, 2010 04:21 PM

                          Some chefs take behind the scenes pics in the kitchen, even during service. It's fun to follow them and see what's going on and what they're excited about. Rick Bayless is famous for directly replying to his followers' questions too.

                          twitter.com/offalchris
                          twitter.com/Rick_Bayless

                      2. mnosyne Jan 21, 2010 06:35 PM

                        There's a digest of Twitter food blogger posts at Gastrobuzz:

                        http://gastrobuzz.com/

                        1. care11 Jan 22, 2010 02:36 PM

                          I'm on Twitter...to follow other food bloggers and share my own. I was unsure at first... but it's fun. http://twitter.com/CookWithCare

                          ....On Fliker too!

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