It’s been “Friday” for a whole year now

A year later, it's Friday again, it's still Rebecca Black's moment, and she remains a person of interest.

 

Owen Thomas

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Published Feb 10, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 9:33 pm CDT

Love her, hate her, but once a week you can’t avoid her.

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A year after her producers uploaded her “Friday” music video to YouTube, Rebecca Black remains a person of interest.

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Scott Lamb of Buzzfeed has written the definitive history of “Friday”‘s first anniversary, from its pickup by The Daily What to its march to infamy via Tosh.0.

But what I found fascinating is that the execrably catchy music video, and Black herself, haven’t seen a large jump in mentions for the occasion. Instead, a search on Topsy, the social-media search engine, reveals that the level of attention directed at the teen meme queen has stayed steady. (It doesn’t even pop on Fridays, as one might think.)

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Here’s a collection of reactions to the anniversary on Twitter:

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*First Published: Feb 10, 2012, 5:06 pm CST