Let’s Start TwEating!

by | Dec 14, 2008

Curious what I eat everyday? Follow me on Twitter!

Lately I’ve been investigating all these social media websites and wondered what to do with the Twitter phenomenon. For those of you who don’t know, Twitter is a networking service that revolves around the simple question, “What are you doing?”

In short, Twitter uses what is called a “Status Update” to let your friends know what you are up to and what you care about right now.

The beauty of Twitter is its simplicity, but this is also what makes it challenging to use as a tool. It is almost impossible to give too much information on Twitter, so whatever you communicate has to be simple and concise. Another term for Tweeting is “microblogging.”

So I asked myself, what am I doing?

Since my primary concerns are food and science, what I am usually doing is thinking about and eating food! I believe that what you eat can vastly improve your quality of life through great taste and better health, and I built this blog because I want to show you all how easy and delicious healthy eating can be. But I still often get questions about my personal habits and what I might do in certain situations.

To this end I have started Tweeting everything I eat, a term I refer to as TwEating.

If you do not use Twitter this may sound like a big time commitment, but it is actually a ridiculously small amount of work. Twitter only allows 140 characters to express yourself, so these TwEats are not very detailed and only take up seconds of my time.

What will be interesting, however, will be the archive that is created as a result of constant TwEating. You will be able to follow patterns and trends, and see firsthand how often we really have birthdays (and cake!) in the lab.

I hope you follow along and share your TwEating adventures as well. Some of you may be doing it already….

My Twitter profile is @summertomato.

In addition to TwEats, I also occasionally Tweet food-related news and science articles that I do not feel like writing entire blog posts about. Believe it or not, a lot goes through my brain that never makes it to SummerTomato. You can now find the overflow on Twitter.

What do you think about TwEating? Will you join me?

Bon Appetweet!

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9 Responses to “Let’s Start TwEating!”

  1. honest ocelot says:

    This sounds like fun, Darya, w/ a hint of obsessiveness… count me in! 🙂 during holidays (and cold, rainy days), i’m all about cooking yummy, healthy food and it’s always fun to hear about what others are enjoying.today i’m baking a new variety of christmas cookie: Mbatata (sweet potato) cookies.These are healthful and a beautiful pale orange color; full of Vitamin A and protein (from almond meal). Still deliciously indulgent thanks to pretty, citrus drizzle on top. I got idea from this recipe but made a few adjustments:http://www.recipezaar.com/Mbatata-Sweet-Potato-Cookies-140706With rest of freshly baked sweet potatoes, I plan to try this recipe for Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes (love Heidi’s recipes):http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/000589.htmlPlan is to decorate cookies and give as gifts to friends co-workers. We’ll see how they turn out and how many I can resist eating myself!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great. Now you can follow us and see how bad we really do eat…

  3. NB says:

    Am I a stalker if I’m joining just to follow you?

  4. Darya Pino says:

    @honest ocelotThanks for the encouragement, and your cookies sound fantastic! Will have to try them sometime.—–@anonNo! You miss understand! Now you can see how bad I eat!!—–@NBYou are only a stalker if you sit outside my house in your car. Joining Twitter to follow me is a great idea. Twitter is an essential/amazing resource to connect with others, and you will be glad you signed up. I am more than happy to provide you with a reason to get started.BTW, there are many applications available to make Twitter more accessible. If you are new to Twitter, try Twhirl. If you want to manage many different followings, try TweetDeck. Here is a list of popular Twitter downloads.

  5. Karin says:

    TwEating? Clever Darya, very clever…. but I guess it sounds like a good idea to me- sign me up!

  6. Healthyliving says:

    Sounds Delicious!

  7. Anonymous says:

    WWDE?

  8. Karin says:

    Mulligatawny? Following your tweats can be mind-boggling!

  9. Darya Pino says:

    @karinYou need to watch the Soup Nazi episode from Seinfeld and all will become clear 😉

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