Sunday, February 05, 2006

Foodcandy

I received an invite to join Foodcandy. I spotted the odd blogger that I recognise, but I can't tell whether this is effectively a blog farm, or something of interest. I guess, the fact I can't tell probably means it's not of all that much interest. Anyone else heard of it/using it?
Cheers
Silverbrow

9 comments:

Ed Charles said...

I got an invite too. I think they just want to farm our content. I decided against it.

McAuliflower said...

It looks like a new forum looking for members.

Sites that want to farm your content can just use your feeds to do so. Many already do this without our permission.

Interesting sleuthing: google a sentence from one of your posts...

Sam said...

I joined because db's picture was cute. I didn't see the content farm - i thought it was a forum. i admit I haven't been back there since the day i joined, but that is because there are too many things to do and too little time.

Ed Charles said...

Maybe I'm wrong and it's not a farm.

FJK said...

Me too, I got an email and checked out the site. It looked slightly classier than the usual blog farm but didn't really think it was a forum either. I thought I would keep the email and check back.

I don't get excited about these things (at least since the first one when I realized that all they wanted was my content and wouldn't really respect me or share the ad revenues in the morning). That's partly because I have never seen a stat for a reader of mine coming through one of these sites.

I kind of have a wait and see attitude about it. If anybody finds out more let me know.

Mona said...

Funny I just got an email myself. What the heck, right?
IT seems like it's more of a match.com meets foodbloggers or something. I won't be going that often I'm afraid.

lindy said...

Me too. It doesn't look very interesting.Nothing added.....

Alanna said...

I just deleted everything from Food Candy because once you're signed up and visit the site, they show your picture/that you're online. Privacy, folks, privacy!

dB. said...

Hey, thanks for visiting foodcandy and for some, joining and staying there. I did mass mail a bunch of bloggers that had interesting food blogs. Mostly because this is the kind of people i want to participate. People excited about food. I do read your blogs!

I find that the net has a gillion blogs about food, some of them good, some less good. But that's something 1 person or a small group does. It's very ego-centric. I have a blog too :)

I find that the net has a few community sites that talk about food. They are ok. I don't get excited about chowhound very much for example. Being low tech is not really an advantage.

I find that the net has a few good communities about food on social networking sites, including tribe, myspace and friendster. But i don't care about the next door garage band while cooking.

Hence foodcandy. It's friendster for foodies. Nothing more, nothing else. I think it's an idea worth exploring, so I started the site. It has evolved a bit, feel free to come back and check it out.