What started as a series of photos meant as a joke has become a trending expectation that may further the negative body images of young women with eating disorders.
The term 'bikini bridge' refers to the space between a woman's bikini bottoms and her stomach while lying on her back. A group of anonymous users of 4chan started circulating a series of the images as a prank. The images included comments like "I love it when...guys notice my bikini bridge" and " if your girlfriend doesn't have a bikini bridge why are you with her?"
But what started as a joke has triggered deep concern regarding the impact of these images on young women with negative body image issues. Experts say that those with eating disorders see this as a challenge and what is a joke to some may be taken very seriously as an aspirational goal to others.
2deep4u is an abbreviation of "too deep for you," indicating that a piece of artwork or internet media may be too profound or obscure in nature for its audience to appreciate. It is most frequently used on Tumblr as an indictment of pomposity that often prevails in the hipster subculture, or in sarcastic defense of a niche subgenre in music or visual art.
Hashtag of the Day is a feature series following the latest trending hashtags on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram.
If you search Twitter for the hashtag #SoftwarePirateConfession, you'll find pages after pages of tweets calling on people to stop using pirated iOS apps. The automated spam campaign was launched by Enfour, a mobile app developer offering a variety of dictionary apps, to shame those who illegally downloaded its apps without paying, but the plan backfired when the feature kicked in for legitimate users earlier this month. According to Enfour's VP of Communications, the app has been since updated to fix the auto-tweet problem, but the debate continues on Twitter with Pocketables editor Andreas Ødegård's recent blog post on the issue.
Mittens just can't catch a break -- the GOP candidate joked while campaigning in Michigan early this morning that "no one had ever asked to see my birth certificate," and the Twitterverse promptly sprang into action.
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