People More interested in photographing their restaurant meal than eating

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  1. Anacharsis

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    I no longer have an account on any major social media platform. other than a Wwitter account I use to keep track of news related to my work, but never post to. My stress level went down, and presence in the moment went up, when I dropped them all. I only take pictures of my wife and my cats - ok, maybe a guitar once every few months. The time I spend with my friends (in person) has gone up sharply. It's been a great move.

    But that's just my preference.

    I don't mind people taking a picture of their food. Doesn't bother me any. But no, I wouldn't do it, unless it was a favorite item/restaurant of a dear friend or something, and I wanted to use it as a reminiscence.
     
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    And I'm not familiar with Ansel Adams's table manners, which are the point here.
     
  3. koen

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    except for TDPRI ;)
     
  4. Anacharsis

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    Not the same, unless you consider AOL discussion groups to be the beginning of social media.

    And TDPRI sure ain't major. :)
     
  5. koen

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    I consider online forums, including TDPRI, part of social media. People have a similar interest, share stories, ask questions, and they sometimes even post pictures of their pets and food.
     
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    blaming the customer is kind of a **** move. maybe his food isn't all that.
     
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    oops posted in wrong topic
     
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    People more interested in complaining about crap on the internet to strangers...

    Anyway, I take pictures of my meals when I'm vacation all the time.
    I also take pictures of meals that are a total let down.

    This chef outta worry about something else.
     
  9. Anacharsis

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    I do not (and generally speaking, neither does the industry, unless they are trying to bury the excesses of the big platforms with false equivalence. ;)), but I understand where you are coming from. I think the term is commonly intended to mean the more universal, large scale platforms that emerged, roughly in the past 15 years. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and so on. Also, technically, Tapatalk is the medium, and TDPRI is just one forum. Which is part of the differentiation.

    Forums are just the latest versions of the venerable BBS, which goes back to before there was a web.
     
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    A chef should be happy somebody thinks enough of their work that they feel taking a picture is necessary.
    Other patrons may turn up their noses and complain, but not the chef.
     
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    Apologies if someone else already wrote this:

    Carl Jung said something about the thing you find irritating in others is part of you

    Why should i care what people do with their lunch or camera. Totally disinterested, just so long as I don't see. Makes me think of gender debates. Happy for you to be you, just don't ram it down my throat

    Terrible irony in Britain's most famous chef for presentation complaining about people noting his presentation, like some painter complaining people who buy his paintings want others to see it

    PR puff piece to get coverage
     
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    How about I do both, since I paid for the damn meal.
     
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    ********.

    It takes 30 seconds, tops, to take a photo. The food is not getting cold. If so, hustle it out faster.

    What a crock. People like to share experiences. Pics of sunsets, pets, kids, food, homes, lakes, whatever. It's always been thus. People used to have them developed and put them in albums.

    Now they store them on their phone.

    Big deal.

    Non-issue.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    I've been on a number of vacation trips this past year, to all these beautiful places, and the "tourists" are so focused on images with their friends/companions that they missed the mountain goats over there, or the pika in this avalanche chute, or the developing forest fire on the horizon. They're so engrossed in their own goings on, that guys are peeing on the ground right in front of someone's Grandmother. They're oblivious. They drive through Zion, through Arches, through Rocky Mountain, through Glacier, through Yellowstone. Through Grand Tetons. And they see nothing. They're so focused on what is being captured by their phone that they may as well not actually even be physically present in these places.
     
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    Did you follow them around through all these places?
     
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    Our exchange student takes a picture of every dinner we eat at home. I don't even notice it anymore.

    She has to make a presentation about her year in Canada when she returns to Taiwan. One thing she is going to do is fast forward through all the pics in a 30 second video.
     
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    I had some stuff like that at a really fancy place in China... They had a 20min documentary about the chef running on the screen in the banquet room we were in. it played like 5 times while we were there. :lol:

    Anyhow, I don't recommend the meat fruit.

    Take it from a millennial... this counts as social media.
     
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