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Nov 1, 2008 08:25 PM


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, 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:


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


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              1. re: Velda Mae

                Search 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 ( 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.)