Tuesday, 5 January 2010

is it impolite to tweet while you eat?

Check out my thoughts on social media and food in an article I wrote for New Matilda.com here.

Here's an excerpt:

One of the most voyeuristic things you can do when you visit someone else's house is to take a peek inside their pantry or fridge. One glance and you might find out everything you needed to know about them — and possibly some things you didn't. Full fat or skim milk? Is that home-rendered goose fat in that jar? Or horror of horrors, do I see a meal-for-one dinner in the back of the freezer?

While most of us will never be crazy enough to physically allow perfect strangers into our whitegoods; online, such inhibitions melt away. Offline prudes proudly declare themselves recreational gastronomic peeping toms as they file-share and download each other's food porn.