Admittedly, I am no master of this whole social media thing. Sure, I have a blog on my personal website, but I rarely use it. I have the obligatory Twitter and Facebook accounts. I don’t do Instagram. I write here on YDV usually after KD puts a fire up my arse. Oh, and I have a LinkedIn, but I am still not convinced it is at all useful. My lack of interest in social media likely boils down to the fact that I over analyze EVERYTHING I write. I mean seriously, how hard is it to eff up a tweet? Yet, I can still be heard asking the husband, “Does this sound alright?” His reply, “It’s Twitter. It doesn’t matter.” But to me it does. Words matter. And apparently, so does having a presence on social media.
Last week, I delved into what was probably my first unexpected social media frenzy. (“Frenzy” is totally subjective here.) It went a bit like this:
July 8th: I received a Facebook message from a fellow vegan RD about some bullcrap article in the latest issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics – an RD from the Dairy Council of California was talking smack about non-dairy milks. My copy of the issue was still on my kitchen table waiting to be thumbed through, so I appreciated the heads up from Molly. I made a mental note to set aside time to write a rebuttal to all the falsehoods.
The main part of the article that really evoked a WTF response read:
“Milk alternatives – soy, rice, and almond, among others – have grown in popularity among consumers looking to minimize dairy intake, says