Emma Thurston: I think there's a lot of overthinking involved in general. It's just pictures of food. I like food, I like to eat it, I like to look at pictures of it, I like to take pictures of it sometimes. I don't particularly think it's changed the way we eat. If someone is spending ten minutes taking pictures of their food for an insta post, they were probably a dumbass before that. If you can't snap a good shot in less than 10 seconds, you're doing it wrong. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Hunter Treat: @matthewjennings just saw a documentary that stated the average diner at a multi-course fine dining establishment is, on average spend 30 min+ at their table, because of social media. Not sure if it's Facebook or Instagram, snap or any of the others; however since the advent of Facebook and Instagram people are spending longer amounts of time at their table than previously.
L T: Instagram has helped giving many places a platform to show off be it a big or small establishment. It gives many great hidden chefs a media form to showcase their own way. It brought many streetfood venues to light which have just as much space for chefs/food inspired people as restaurants themselves. A number of chefs can proudly present their artwork. Not all social media is great but used in the right way it can enhance many of these businesses for the better. (And some have fun with their mishaps too.)
Citizen Wing: I made a fried chicken #poutine special this past weekend and in ten minutes someone that saw the Instagram post stopped into the farmers market to get one. So it's good for my small biz. And as mentioned the ability to see into the lives of great chefs and restaurants!