Friday, March 27, 2009

Different Arms, Legs, Torso And Head, But He Occupies The Same Amount Of Space

The rapper 50 Cent is among the legion of stars who have recently embraced Twitter to reach fans who crave near-continuous access to their lives and thoughts. On March 1, he shared this insight with the more than 200,000 people who follow him: “My ambition leads me through a tunnel that never ends.”

Those were 50 Cent’s words, but it was not exactly him tweeting. Rather, it was Chris Romero, known as Broadway, the director of the rapper’s Web empire, who typed in those words after reading them in an interview.

“He doesn’t actually use Twitter,” Mr. Romero said of 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, “but the energy of it is all him.”

There’s more at the NYT article When Stars Twitter, a Ghost May Be Lurking.

Hmmm…There may be a developing market for a business that provides stand-in performers for concerts the artist doesn’t feel like showing up for.

We’ll get back to you.

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