The Money and the Twitter


50 Cent is well on his way to becoming his generation’s William Shatner —  The Master of all Celebrity:  

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.”


(thanks to the Handcaper)

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The Money and the Twitter

  1. Make it end, O Lord. Make the twittering stop.

    I don’t twitter, even to myself, but it’s interesting to see which celebrities / politicians are doing their own twittering. Jason Kenney clearly does his own, but a lot of these US Senators (aged 60+, half of them) must have their factwitters.

    But the irony . . . “near-continuous access to their lives and thoughts” as ghostwritten . . . O Lord, we have been a humble, peaceful people. We do not deserve this. We have not forsaken Thee. Make the twittering stop.

  2. Andrew, shouldn’t this qualify for one of your “Authenticity Watch” entries?

  3. Twittering is a fad and I’m pretty sure it won’t have much staying power. At some point people will realize that they only have a limited amount time available on this rock, and they are squandering precious seconds reading celebrity pseudo-updates crafted by ghostwriters.

  4. Fad or not, I’m just glad Twitter exists so that the title of this post could be made possible.

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