Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Why All the Food Photos? (at

Photo of cookies and sipping chocolate.
How can you not share something so tasty?

The Internet has a thing for cats. There's really no denying it, at least when taken in the whole of the internet.

Social media, on the other hand, seems to have a thing for food. While social media is just one aspect of the Internet, we can take comfort that social media's penchant for food is not about cat food or edible cats. It is hard to deny, however, that social media, with its friendliness to instant image uploads, constant quick commentary, and location-based tendency, is dominated by food.

Read the full article at I wrote an article for yesterday that goes into a little detail on why people do this, along with some of my reasons. Go read the full article, including some of my own food photos, at If you are like me and post photos of your meals, snacks, or other random food bits, feel free to leave some comments here or there with your own reasons. I suspect some of the reasons I listed will look familiar to you.

Photo of wine and TacoVino sign.
Judge by how many of the Social Media Club chapter events center around food.

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