Birmingham-area food blogger Foodimentary, who lives in the historic Hollywood district of Homewood, is making quite a splash on Twitter. He tells me that today he has been proclaimed the 97th most popular person on Twitter out of over 14 million registered users, according to the web site twitterholic.com, and is ranked 1st by followers in "The~World~of~Food."
In case you're not familiar with Twitter, Wikipedia describes it as "a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.... Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them."
You can check out Foodimentary's Twitter page at http://twitter.com/Foodimentary. For instance, a few of today's "tweets" are about today being National Tempura Day, nutrition facts on eggs, and today being the anniversary of the first publication of the Fannie Farmer Cookbook in 1896.
Foodimentary has several blogs; our favorites are http://foodimentary101.com/, "The life and times of a Southern Foodie," which has great reviews of local restaurants, recipes, and more; and Foodimentary Facts & Fun, http://foodimentaryfoodfacts.blogspot.com/, with all sorts of fun tidbits about food (some of which also are the topic of Twitter tweets), including this great ad about lard from a post last month.