Mashable has a great post about Rebecca Black which gives an overview of how she became so popular. Tosh.0 linked to the video under a post entited “Songwriting Isn’t for Everyone.” After that the flood gates opened. I found out about it on Tumblr when the song was ridiculed via classic tumblr memes such as the forever alone guy.
The video for friday has received an incredible number of views, but the ratio of "likes" to "dislikes" is quite skewed. Rebecca also started a twitter account to talk with her fans, but I wonder how many of her 66,604 followers are there because they are fans and how many are there because they want a front row seat to watch the "car crash". Rebecca Black is definitely a youtube and social media sensation right now, but unfortunately for her it is more due to the hilarity of her musical attempts than to any real talent.
To end this post, I will leave you with this lovely little video explaining Rebecca's viral success.