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Time for Porn, Foodporn that is

Anyone who uses twitter will be familiar with hash tags. For those that aren’t familiar with twitter a hash tag is just a word or phrase at the end of a message that is preceded by a hash (#) that makes it easy to find similar posts.

Foodporn by ChefPaul10
Foodporn by ChefPaul10

One of the better known hash tags is #foodporn and if you have a look here you will see message after message assigned to the tag, most will have a link to a picture of some food while some are people chatting about food.

I have to admit I love the concept of being able to see all these wonderful dishes from all over the world, some home cooked, some from restaurants, some I’m not even sure what they are? and some are just obscenely over indulgent, Coca-cola fudge cupcakes with chocolate frosting and chocolate covered cherries anyone?

So what’s the point of all this, well it’s twitter so does there have to be a point?

Me, I think it helps to remind us that we all have one thing in common, one thing none of us can live without and in truth we all like to share culinary delights for one reason or another.

What do you think? Do you post to #foodporn?