What’s the new thing online nowadays? These little cartoon characters as your aliases and you dressing them up with fresh gear like virtual paper dolls. Sites like Wee World and Zwinktopia have capitalized on the trend with users putting their cartoon alter-ego as their instant messaging background and MySpace page header. Now 50 Cent is getting in on the fun.
Zwinktopia and 50 is offering virtual t-shirts of him and his upcoming album, “Curtis”, for fans’ virtual alter-ego’s to wear around the online world.
"It’s the equivalent of sending a marketing team to a new country where there is a new economy," Chris "Broadway" Romero, creative director of digital media for 50 Cent, told Reuters.
Other artists getting down with Zwinktopia include The Clash, the Sex Pistols and Slipknot.