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Rebecca Black's 'Friday' goes viral for all the wrong reasons

On Friday, teen pop singer Rebecca Black was a little-known artist on an independent label.

A weekend later, her song, "Friday," is an internet sensation -- largely for all the wrong reasons.

Viewed from two angles, the video's quick, bright flash of internet fame showcases flip sides of the Web's potential.

On one hand, it's a glance at how art (and, yes, maybe that's a tenuous term in this case) that might have languished in obscurity a decade ago can literally become world-famous overnight.

On the other, it showcases the willingness of a mostly anonymous Web population to savage the fledgling efforts of a 13-year-old girl for sport.

On Friday, the song's YouTube video, which was posted February 10, had a few thousand views.


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