Social media is basically telling us what to eat

by WF- Enzo Administrator
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Fire up Instagram, and the most recent Story on your news feed is probably that friend who always lounges at a Korean BBQ spot, and another friend who just bought a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. Suddenly, you find yourself dining at the same BBQ spot, and buying a macchiato at Starbucks. Yes, your friends via social media basically influenced you to eat the same.



A 2017 survey also found that 69% of millennials take a photo of their food before taking a bite, but that number has likely increased. What do you think? Are you that kind of person who gets swayed by the latest drink that Starbucks announced on Twitter? Do you look for "inspiration" on social media whenever you go out for lunch or dinner?
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    What do you think?
    Ahh...I need social media to tell me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aaron Starc
      haha smart answer! But isn't it the case? Also, those groups which are discussing eatries have really been a reason behind "going viral on Social Media".
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  • Profile picture of the author dvz
    yeah right, it became so popular for last time , a lot of life hacks with the food )
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  • Profile picture of the author erealmz
    There's something fun about posting food on social media. There's a sort of artistic vibe around it. I'm guilty of it myself. But I'd rather take pictures of dishes I've created instead of someone else's work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Earley
    Food is a great niche because we all need it everyday. Personally, I've never went out to get something because I saw it on social media, or I'm in denial. 69% taking photos seems like a bit of a stretch, BUT this is now the social media age. Everything has changed. For me, social media is too much. I can only scroll a short ways down (whether I make a comment or not) before I need to exit out. Just can't take the mass consumption, I guess - I'm in the minority I'm sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author erealmz
      You either consume social media, or you monetize it.
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  • Profile picture of the author greatwriter
    Not really. What I imitate is what I see on food blogs that have recipes. That is what I like to recreate.
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  • Profile picture of the author TRP Soft
    yes you are right people do like this but why thats a valid point
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  • Profile picture of the author moonlighter92
    There's one time that I searched for pictures of grazing table and accounts that sell them on Instagram so I could get one for Christmas dinner with my coworkers. After that, I've been seeing tons posts of grazing table on my explore feed for about a week or two. I'm not instantly swayed by it but it gives me a mental note that I have to try some of it soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author mninimo
    I'm not really influenced by social media when it comes to food. It could be because I'm a vegetarian and see a lot of meat eaters.
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  • Profile picture of the author AliceStyles
    I do not get bothered with this. social media has made us able to see different tastes, foods and cultures more than before which I like.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheese1688
    If you're easily influenced by social media then that's where you fail. Do not let it influence you.
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