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|It was only a matter of time, but now at least two social networking sites have sprouted up, aiming to be the MySpace and FaceBook for the restaurant industry. Restaurant owners, managers, chefs, servers, vendors, and yes, foodies are invited to communicate in virtual communities such as BiteClub.com (love that name!) and FohBoh.com (insider lingo for Front Of House, the service staff, and Back Of House, the kitchen staff). At this time, Bite Club is more intimate and clubby, with a feature that enables participants to vote on the quality of each person’s post—if it isn’t good, it gets sent to the bottom of the lists so the good posts float to the top. Every site should employ this technology, so we don’t have to plow through those endless, vapid posts like, “Great idea, Brad.” “Yeah, I liked it too.” “Me too.”||
Are you a restaurant professional, or do you want to hang with them? Head to the virtual communities on BiteClub.com and FohBoh.com.
|FohBoh has sub-groups from Pizza Lovers to Branding to Wine Lovers to Atlanta Area Wine Network. (Will somebody please tell the Bartender’s of Boston that they need to fix their punctuation?) If you’re a restaurant professional or a restaurant enthusiast, check ’em out.|