Black’s Friday and the future of the Internet

This song is awful. Just awful. Many people are calling it the worst song in the world (Dave Miers isn’t). I wish Autotune technology would become sentient and eat all the awful autotuners out there. And Justin Bieber. That’s a singularity I could get behind.

But the story behind this story (the music video has had more than 27 million hits and the single is roaring up the charts on iTunes), is that this 13 year old girl’s parents paid a company (Ark Music Factory – here’s Rebecca Black’s Profile on their website) $2,000 to make a viral video. That’s $2,000 well spent. Except for all the hate. TechCrunch’s wrap up of the viral side of the story is worth a read. Gawker’s coverage is also pretty good (here’s another, and a story about the company behind the video), and here’s a C-Net wrap up.

Her story has gone mainstream media – where she responds to all the hate and reaches out to Justin Bieber…

Here’s a parody…

Now, if only the Old Spice man would weigh in on a Bieber/Black duet we’d have some sort of viral perfection.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.

6 thoughts on “Black’s Friday and the future of the Internet”

  1. You should use this as a reference point next time you want to castigate stupid vapidity in Christian culture.
    Even in dumbness Christians are derivitive.
    I look forward to some precocious Christian moppet releasing their own revised lyrics ‘Sunday’.

    And it’s not a patch on this.
    (Just wait for the autotune version)

      1. I was thinking more specifically of some tweenagers in snuggies posted on YouTube by their parents, so I didn’t have that notion in mind, but for the life of me I can’t think of a reason to say ‘No.’

  2. I found it surprisingly awesome. We we we we so excited. Damn straight.

    I also just watched the acoustic version which was fun too. I think that’s her proud dad looking on there, hyping up the kids on the couch. Good on ‘im. That’s where too many daddy dates lead.

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