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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

What have you had for dinner? Check it on Instagram!

Who has not seen the myriad of photos of food photos that are invading the social network?
Apparently most of them arrive directly via Instagram. In fact, many people upload pictures on Instagram and automatically share them on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr, for example. In this way we can say that social networks are in the middle of a food craze; the "foodstagramming".

Taco de cordero barbacoa
The social network based on sharing pictures has 100 million active users monthly and 40 million photos are posted per day. 

To get an idea of how many food pictures are shared on Instagram just check the list of accounts about food registered in the social network or consider that the number of pictures under the tag foodstagram has reached 1,497,020.

It is curios that, according to a Doctor Valerie Taylor, chief of psychiatry at Women's College Hospital at  the University of Toronto, posting too many pictures of food on social network could be a symptom of a food related disease or problem. She argues that although posting this kind of photo is now relatively common; the signal of a real problem could be when this is the only thing a user posts, excluding all other topics. 

Another curious fact related with the "foodstagramming" craze is that some restaurants in New York have started banning customers from taking pictures of the served dishes.

Which are your thought about "foodstagramming"? Are you bother by food pictures appearing in your social networks?
Acacia flowers fried

Italian Pizza

Sushi
By the way... Bon Appetit!