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Twitter. Eat. Twitter.

Funny piece from Melissa Grego at Broadcasting & Cable:

Who in TV Ate What Today — According to Twitter

April 23, 2009


We’ve all been hearing a lot recently about Twitter, its democratization of media/info/etc etc and the incredible things we can all learn from it. In the last few days, I couldn’t resist the urge to check out how it’s evolved since I set up a couple of accounts last year, which I’ve left largely dormant until now.This weekend I picked one account ( and started checking out who was on this thing and what I might find out. In the space of a few hours Wednesday afternoon, I stumbled on more info about exactly how/where/when people in the TV business spent their meals today than even my overactive imagination could have dreamed up. Some examples:

*As I watched Lil Rounds ushered off American Idol on my TV at home Wednesday night, I glanced at my Twitter feed on my laptop and saw ABC News’ George Stephanopoulus had just finished a breakfast of “flatbread w sour cherries” in Tehran.

*Earlier this evening, Martha Stewart was “at the riverkeeper dinner at chelsea pier bobby kennedy’s table with mayor bloomberg and j mcenroe etc.”

*Richard Roeper took a break from watching the Chicago Blackhawks hockey game when his food delivery arrived Wednesday night.

*A little before 5 pm PT, Alyssa Milano was headed to dinner. She tweeted: “Okay. I am off to dinner now. Thank you to everyone for following and just being awesome.”

*Before I left the office I learned that Twitterista and Warner Bros. communications exec Tammy Golihew (aka TeeVeeGal) had dinner at Smokehouse “with two fellow pubs and one producer.”

*And earlier on Wednesday, Paris Hilton or a member of her entourage were noted as having overdone their perfume while attending the HRTS reality TV luncheon at the Beverly Hilton (ok, I tweeted that amidst a cloud of fragrance as Hilton and friends walked by).

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Posted by Melissa Grego on April 23, 2009 | Comments (0)
Industries: Fates & Fortunes

2 Responses to “Twitter. Eat. Twitter.”

  1. Annie Benson Says:

    I don’t care how big of a craze it is or how much people tout it, I’m _not_ going to twitter. You all will NEVER KNOW what I’m having for dinner tonight!

  2. Fifty Shades of Grey Says:

    Your style is unique compared to other people I have read stuff from.
    Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this web site.

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