Dine And Dish: Social Sites And Food Get The Infographic Treatment

By Megan O'Neill 

Have you ever snapped a photo of your food and posted it to Facebook or Twitter?  Do you use social media while you’re eating?  Have you ever turned to a website, app or blog to learn about food?  If so, you’re not alone.  A new infographic from Flowtown, in partnership with Column Five, shows that social sites and food just may be the perfect pairing.

According to the infographic, ‘Dine & Dish: Are Social Sites and Food the Perfect Pairing?’, more than 29 percent of social media consumers are on sites like Facebook and Twitter while they eat and drink at home and 19 percent when they eat out.  25 percent photograph their food on a regular basis.

The infographic also reveals that more people are finding information about food from online sources than they are from print sources, and a timeline illustrates that in the past few years foodie sites have exploded!

Check out the full infographic below and let us know what you think.  How often do you use social media to find out about food?  When’s the last time you took a picture of one of your meals?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.