A friend once asked me, “Why do girls like to take pictures of their food?!” I didn’t have an answer. I personally am not that inclined to taking pictures of my food before eating it, simply because I’m terribly greedy and don’t have the patience to snap a pic before digging in, no matter how pretty. Ha. I think that while girls are slightly more inclined to appreciate food art (sorry, gender stereotype!), I do know some boys who are into it as well. I know someone who obsessively photographs and journals coffee art.
Back to what I was saying: Foodspotting is a great new venture that allows people to post pictures of the food that they’ve taken. It kind of works like FourSquare, where users earn points to get badges and things. The Foodspotting community get to vote on your foodie photo, which earns you points. So far the project is still in the Beta stages, but they have since incorporated an iPhone application that let you post pictures and pinpoint your location on the go. And of course, Twitter integration is a given.
I would most certainly download this application if I were still using my iPhone, just to give it a go. It does look like it has quite a bit of potential, right up FourSquare’s alley. Till then, I’ll have to wait patiently until they introduce a Blackberry-friendly system!