Twitter. Eat. Twitter.
Funny piece from Melissa Grego at Broadcasting & Cable:
Who in TV Ate What Today — According to Twitter
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 (twitter.com/melissagrego) 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).