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More than Food Porn: Twitter, Transparency, and Food Systems

Research paper by Pennell, M.

Indexed on: 10 Dec '16Published on: 01 Dec '16Published in: Gastronomica : the journal of food and culture



Abstract

This article explores the ways in which social media, specifically Twitter, can provide transparency to local and national food systems. Those interested in and invested in food systems should focus more attention on the mundane, but easily dismissed, photos and tweets that populate Twitter, Instagram, and other social media feeds, especially those from chefs, mobile food vendors, and fishermen and women. As evidence, the article includes excerpts from interviews with and observations of chefs, food cart operators, and fishermen and women operating in the state of Rhode Island.