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Oct 19, 2012 01:29 PM

Do you Facebook/Twitter/Instagram about food?

I regularly visit Chowhound, Facebook and Instagram and at all 3 sites I engage in a lot of food discussions, post food pics and make and receive recipe and restaurant food recommendations. I get all jazzed up when April Bloomfield o Marcus Samuelsson or some other chef I admire comments on something I posted. I follow many chefs on FB and Instagram... Jamie Oliver posts great photos on Instagram, by the way.

How about you? How do you use social networking to discuss, learn about, and enjoy food?

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  1. Twitter nerd here.
    I'm pretty sure it is how I "found" @CHOW
    I sometimes post photos of what I am cooking.
    I sometimes follow "big name" or celebrity chefs, but I tend to drop them if they tweet more than once or twice a day. Mostly local (Midwest) and vegetarian stuff interests me long-term (e.g. @eartheats).

    1. no,doubtful time would ever permit more than CHOW

      1. I'm not sure if the actor Neil Patrick Harris is still Tweeting about food and posting food pixs but when a friend shared some of his Twitter account I was entertained.

        I'm not a fan of Pinterest, love the Evernote food app, and Instagram is used by so many of my relatives I can't avoid it...but I tread pretty lightly when it comes to my own social networking habits. I still prefer face to face, my career as a photographer makes me old school at heart..but, there is no denying the popularity of food flash in a modern age.

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        1. re: HillJ

          I'll have to see if NPH is on Instagram. I can appreciate your old school ways as a photographer. I follow a former photo teacher of mine on Instagram and she posts on it every day. But she is a film lover too and just instagrams for fun.

          My DH travels internationally a lot and he has finally downloaded the Instagram app and I love keeping up with where he is and what he's eating via Instagram.

          1. re: HillJ

            He actually set up a separate feed for his food-related tweets: @NPHFoodPorn

            Apparently, some of his fans were annoyed by all of the food-tweeting. :)

          2. I usually don't follow the famous Chefs on Facebook, but one would find in my circle of friends a picture of a particularly nice dish with the corresponding recipe every so often. I do it once in a blue moon, certainly not on a daily basis.

            1. No, I don't use "social networking" for anything. Don't need it, don't trust it.