Let’s face it, we Malaysians love to eat, and also… share photos of what we’re eating on the Internet.
Today, with a smartphone in your hands, your food will go onto the Internet first… before going into your stomach. #fact
It’s now a widespread occurrence within our community. People snap photos of their meals and upload them to social media sites so effortlessly.
Anyway, the point is – whenever food is served, many of us would first snap a photo, upload it (via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram), and THEN only begin to eat. It’s like a habit… an unusual habit which turned usual, I must say.
But I always wonder, does anyone actually care what you had for lunch?
Oh, it’s not just lunch. The question refers to all types of meals – breakfast, brunch, tea-break, dinner, supper and after-supper supper. Even snacks too.
Seriously, do you think people are interested in what you’re eating?
Well, I don’t normally upload photos when I’m dining. But, I recently did a quick experiment on Facebook – I uploaded photos of certain food that I had.
First one – Jojo Little Kitchen’s Pan Mee. With over 600 friends on my Facebook, only 2 friends “liked” it. That’s all.
Everyone else, sadly, don’t care.
Wendy’s – no reaction whatsoever. It goes to show that nobody cares about the photo with 2 sets of burger and fries.
And the final attempt…
A photo of the mixed set at Bar-BQ Plaza. Once again, nobody liked or commented. Maybe the photo isn’t attractive and artsy, but it’s not from Instagram mah.
Anyway, with 3 results obtained, it concludes that… nobody cares!
Now, you may disagree with the experiment’s result because your photos can get a lot of likes and comments. Woah, bravo… so cool huh?
Here’s a quick question – do you think they REALLY care? As in, IF you decide not to upload photos of your food, will they scream “Y U NO UPLOAD FOOD” at you? No?
And to further strengthen my point, let’s say if the Internet (or any famous social media sites) is not available, will any of your close friends call you up and…
Case in point – no one cares what you had for lunch. Perhaps you should stop tweeting about your meals, you culinary paparazzi.
Well, at the meantime, allow me to improve on my skill in food photography…
Oh, not to worry!
The DLSR is not “smart” enough to upload photos onto the Internet. ;)