Should I Eat This Shit? was a proof-of-concept marketing and development site co-created with my good friend and even better front-end developer Jamie Smith.The objective of Should I Eat This Shit? (which we call SIETS and pronounce like “sheets”) was to create a tool that would recommend eating foods based on nutrition using a simple weighted algorithm.
Should I Eat This Shit? was meant to be a short, one oft thing with a finite existence. Then we posted it on Reddit. In a matter of hours, we had burned through our API allocation and the site was, literally, broken for the next 24 hours. The site was also featured on a number of prominent websites including ManMade.We were happy that people liked the site, but obviously we had a lot of planning and redevelopment to transform SIETS into a viable, daily tool that people would actually use.