Internet Fame and the New American Dream

It only took three days for 13-year-old Rebecca Black’s ode to Fridays to go viral and become a candidate for worst song ever, according to many on the web. At the same time, however, it became the perfect example of what drives our collective love of internet memes.

I wrote an article on the subject for Yahoo’s Contributor Network … you can read it here. What do you think? Has the quest for instant internet fame made it more difficult to weed through the crap? And is it possible for any song to ever be the worst ever?


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