Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: From the Mouths of Babes Oftime Come Insults of Rebecca Black

And I thought I was the only one who was incredibly irritated by the latest YouTube sensation, Rebecca Black, and her profoundly grating “Friday” music video.

Not so!

So are a bunch of kids interviewed by the Fine Brothers for their “Kids React to Viral Videos” series.

The young folks pretty much say it all:

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work