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Anyone else here also talking about food on Twitter?

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      1. re: Candice

        Tnx. Maybe the ball will get rolling now.

        1. re: Xiao Yang

          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. 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

          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 ;-)

          1. re: davina

            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

              I think you mean twecipe. We tweeted a twecipe.

          2. 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

            1. 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

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

                1. re: hatchback

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

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

                1. 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

                    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

                      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.

                      1. re: dave_c

                        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....

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                        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

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

                        http://gastrobuzz.com/

                        1. 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!