Thursday, March 24, 2011

THIS IS REBECCA BLACK. SHE’S 13 AND 42 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE WATCHED HER VIDEO










And most of them claim to hate it. The pop media, however, are fascinated by the viral numbers. Simon Cowell is fascinated by the numbers. I suspect they believe there is some mystic secret in this kind of social network generated mass response that they would love to tap into. Wikipedia have a long analysis. Me? Hell, I’m not fascinated. This is ultra-dumb pop music. There’s always been ultra-dumb pop music, although this may be dumber than most. I also don’t believe there is any secret for Cowell and his ilk to glean from all this. Viral internet responses of this kind are, I figure, the result of some wholly unpredictable Jungian electronic consciousness. Next week it will be a another hamster eating popcorn.

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4 comments:

Khourma said...

the 24/03/2011, for this video :
42 128 246 viewers
61,713 -> likes,
526,420 -> dislikes*

that explains a lot of things!

this is a kind of massive brainwash :D

Ian said...

Wait... isn't 42 the answer?

Stignasty2 said...

Complete cobblers!

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to talk everyone down about this one too. I keep tellin' 'em it's just teenage stupidity. And apparently the kind that can rankle today's hipster 30-and-ups.

This is my fave "version" so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti1D9t8n0qA