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Amber Rose’s tattoo makes it loud and clear (to anyone close enough to read her index finger) who is the main man in her life. It’s Wiz Khalifa, by the way, which is why the model is now sporting ‘Cam’ on her pointer.
Confused? Wiz Khalifa’s real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, and Amber Rose loves him. “I want his name tatted on me a million times,” Amber Rose wrote on Twitter July 7, showing off her new tattoo. “He’s a dream come true… He’s my Angel.”
Amber Rose isn’t the only one in this relationship sporting a nifty finger tattoo. It was actually Wiz who started it earlier this year by declaring his love to Amber. Seems Wiz is more of an opposable digit guy, opting to get ‘Amb’ inked on his thumb.
Think Amber and Wiz’s finger tattoos match up together when they hold hands?
Wiz and Amber Rose’s ink dedication comes in the middle of a nude photo scandal, in which rumor has it the model sent graphic photos to Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend Safaree. Though Amber Rose strongly denies she sent the photos, the scandal has cost her her job.
“The company that I was working with no longer wants to work with me because of these pics and that prevents me from getting money to take care of my family,” Amber wrote. “Its a messed up situation when someone so evil comes into ur life and tries to destroy it. I know I’m not the only girl in the world that has taken pics like that but they were very private.”
Seems Amber Rose and Wiz’s relationship is no worse for the wear!
Would you get a finger tattoo of your loved one’s name like Wiz and Amber Rose?
LinkedIn shares more than doubled in price in their first day of trading, valuing the annoyingly pointless social network at more than $US8 billion. Now that the social networking bubble has reached the masses, it isn’t just annoying, it’s dangerous.
From an offering price of $US45, LinkedIn shares rose as high as $US122.70 and have now settled down to around $US110. Why is this insane? well, to justify present worth of roughly $US8 billion, LinkedIn will not only have to keep gouging corporate and business customers with access fees, but gouge far more of them, “from a few thousand customers today to tens of thousands“. yet users aren’t visiting the site as often as LinkedIn would like, probably because it is clogged with annoying, friend-spamming careerists no one wants to deal with and because, unlike with Facebook, there’s not much reason to come back to the site once you’ve set up a profile.
Until now, the nutso nosebeed overvaluations of companies like Twitter and Facebook were problems only for the wealthy investors able to get a piece of the privately held startups, and perhaps for the occasional pension fund . Now that LinkedIn has become “NYSE: LNKD,” it’s a problem that will be shared by mutual funds shareholders, individual public stock investors and, potentially, anyone depending on the good fortune of said equity holders. welcome to the beginnings of systemic risk.
[Chart, top, via Yahoo Finance]
Miley Cyrus is back to her old tricks. She tweeted a racy photo of herself over the social media site only a month after rejoining Twitter, supposedly to promote her upcoming tour.
The photo shows Miley wearing a thin, lace spaghetti-strap top that exposes about half of her underarm tattoo.
Click on the photo to see it full-size!
“Rocking piggy tails for the first time since like 6th grade! I love summer time,” she Tweeted with the photo.
Miley quit Twitter in a huff last year, abandoning more than two million fans, after claiming she wanted to keep her private life private.
But out of sight means out of mind.
She acknowledged recently that she’s bypassing the United States on her current tour because she doesn’t feel there is enough support for it.
Instead her Gypsy Heart Tour will take her to South America for the first time and then to Australia over the summer.
To promote her trek, she opened her own Twitter account under the name “gypsyhearttour,” according to PopEater.
Before that, she’d started Tweeting under the name Rock_Mafia. “this is my new way to connect,” she tweeted. “When I need to speak out I will tweet from @Rock_Mafia.”
She wasted no time provoking a controversy, tweeting that she was a big fan of Charlie Sheen.
“do not fear…the Sheenius is here!” I’m not gonna lie. I came back to twitter for 2 reasons. My fans and to follow @charliesheen #winning.”
Cyrus is also back to tweeting about her private life. “Yo guys! Its MC! Thank you so much for my KCA! PS I am taking over the Gypsy Heart twitter! Gotta keep ya posted on tour …”
In a YouTube video released last year, Cyrus rapped the reasons for quitting. “Yeah, the rumors are true, I deleted my Twitter,” Cyrus raps in the backstage video – complete with choreography.
“I had to say goodbye,” she continues, “and this little rap is to tell my fans why.”
Now she’s singing a different tune.
“Lets get me back to as many followers as before!!!!!! SO EXCITED FOR TOUR I CAN BARELY STAND IT,” she Tweeted about her upcoming tour, which kicks off in Ecuador.
Watch her twitter farewell rap below and check out the photo.
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Cupcake enthusiasts apparently suffer from a “cake tin addiction,” author says. STORY HIGHLIGHTS
- Lexicographer mark Peters: We’d snort the word addicted if it were possible
- Oxford English Dictionary:Being "addict" or forced by a judge to be a servant
- Apparently cupcake enthusiasts suffer from a "cake tin addiction"
- "Sex addict" goes back to 1927; "self-addiction" is found in 1642.
(GOOD.IS) — our collective use of the word "addiction" is getting out of hand. What are you hooked on?
A quick Twitter search shows the absurd range of meanings carried by one word: "addiction." Pain-med addiction in the NFL and Charlie Sheen’s presumed addictions fit the medical definition, but apparently cupcake enthusiasts suffer from a "cake tin addiction."
Technology is an addiction magnet: People love to confess/boast about their addiction to YouTube, iPhone, Droid, Twitter, and CrackBerry. Others have low-tech addictions to tattoos, Gatorade, worrying, hockey, green tea, Shamrock Shakes, coffee, white chocolate, porn, American Idol, jazz, love, and Reggie Bush.
This word covers everything from America’s gasoline intake to a psychotherapy-soaked update of a classic excuse: "My dog has a digging addiction and buried my homework."
Like so many words, the meaning of "addiction" has varied wildly over time, but the trajectory might surprise you. The common perception is that "addiction" was drug-centric at birth, before gradually spreading to broader and sillier stuff, like sex addiction and Internet addiction. In reality, it’s gone from broad to specific to broad, taking on and shuffling off many meanings. Addictions have always been with us, but a single, unified meaning of "addiction" is hard to score.
The ultimate authority on English language history, the Oxford English Dictionary, shows the first variation of "addiction" popping up in the 1500s. The term comes from the Latin addictus, and in Rome, being "addict" — originally an adjective — meant being forced by a judge to be a servant or slave, often because of debt.
From there, "to addict" started meaning to voluntarily "bind or attach oneself to a person, party, or cause; to devote oneself to as a servant, adherent, or disciple." The meaning of "addiction" then grew to mean a zealous, disciple-like devotion. You can see traces of this meaning in a classic Kramer rant to chocoholic George: "You may stray, but you’ll always return to your dark master: the cocoa bean!"
Also in the 1500s, "addiction" is first found with a broader meaning of "immoderate or compulsive" dedication or devotion to something, which is exactly like our current addictions to cinnamon rolls and Angry Birds. Not until the 1700s did "addiction" start to become substance-specific, and it took much longer for the William S. Burroughs sense to take hold.
In Psychology Today, social/clinical psychologist Stanton Peele wrote an excellent piece on the evolution of addiction, noting that, "only in the 20th century was it narrowed and restricted to the use of narcotics, specifically heroin. Any ‘expansion’ is thus a return to addiction’s traditional meaning."
Word maven Michael Quinion has more addiction history here, and a recent update to the OED filled in some blanks. Terms such as "addiction counseling" and "addiction counselor" didn’t pop up till the early 1970s, perhaps because of post-1960s drug awareness.
We’ve been talking about Internet addiction almost as long as we’ve been talking about the Internet (or at least since 1994). Though Tiger Woods owns the term these days, "sex addict" goes all the way back to 1927, and the narcissistic "self-addiction" — custom-made for the Twitter age — is found in 1642.
I love the term "over-addiction," which is traced to 1662 and seems to mean "mega-addiction." these days, we might call it an addiction-pocalypse.
With so many types and meanings of addiction, it’s always been a challenge for medical professionals to determine, as Peele writes in PT, "just what does addiction refer to? Is it a brain disease? a behavioral pattern? or is it a larger experiential pattern?"
Medical tomes such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual are continually revised but Peele summarizes the key points for layfolk: "Addiction is the search for emotional satisfaction — for a sense of security, a sense of being loved, even a sense of control over life. But the gratification is temporary and illusory, and the behavior results instead in greater self-disgust, reduced psychological security, and poorer coping ability. That’s what all addictions have in common."
That’s what all illness-type addictions have in common, anyway. I get plenty of emotional satisfaction from my daily fix of books like the OED and Green’s Dictionary of Slang. My word obsession hasn’t raised or lowered my ability to cope, and my level of self-disgust has held steady since Catholic grammar school. I guess I’m in the safe, general range of addiction rather than the medical danger zone.
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