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The AllFacebook Guide to Super Bowl XLVII (AllFacebook)
On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will meet in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII — a topic already hugely popular on Facebook. The 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, is the most-talked-about team on the social network by far. However, the two fan bases have a few things in common on Facebook. Mashable They’re both losers when it comes to Facebook likes. In fact, both teams combined can’t compare to the Dallas Cowboys. With more than 5 million likes, the Cowboys far outpace the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, whose like counts stand at about 1.7 million and 1.4 million, respectively. Maybe that’s why they call the Cowboys “America’s Team.” CBS News Watching a televised event in the digital age often times is accompanied by an assortment of devices, like laptops, tablets or smartphones. According to a recent Nielsen report, one-third of tablet owners between the ages of 25 and 64 checked sports scores on their tablets while watching TV. Here’s how to stay connected online or via mobile devices during the Super Bowl. Twitter Blog Whatever is bringing you to the TV on Sunday, you’ll find unprecedented access, entertainment and team spirit on Twitter. With over 13 million tweets during last year’s game, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest events on Twitter. Forbes Social media analytics company HootSuite has partnered with FSC Interactive (developer of the monitoring and execution protocol for this year’s Super Bowl) and the New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee to launch a Super Bowl real-time social media Command Center, which is tracking the social conversations around the Super Bowl and the teams. The Command Center provides the most recent tweets from both teams’ official Twitter accounts (@49ers and @Ravens), the total number of likes for each team’s official Facebook page, along with charts and graphs to compare the two organizations.
How to Know Immediately the Next Time Twitter is Down (AllTwitter)
Want to be among the first to know next time and maybe pen an annoying post of your own? There’s a handy little site called GotSiteMonitor where you can set up free alerts and have them texted to your phone (like I do) whenever the blue bird experiences a hiccup. ReadWrite Twitter was down Thursday morning for the third time this month. Most of the time, to ignore Twitter is to fall behind. Whether you care about that or not is up to you, unless it’s your job. But not on Internet snow days. On snow days, everything is nice and quiet. PC Magazine The micro-blogging service went offline at approximately 10 a.m. EST, when some Web and mobile users were met with the iconic “fail whale” error message, which indicates the site is overloaded. Twitter acknowledged the issue on its status blog at around 10:30, noting that its engineers were working to resolve the problem. Service was resolved just before 1 p.m.
LinkedIn Alumni Tool Reveals Your Alma Mater’s Real-World Value (SocialTimes)
LinkedIn has created an alumni tool for mapping your college connections that may answer the question, “where are they now?” The tool shows where your fellow graduates live, which companies they work for, what they studied in school, what types of jobs they have now and what their skills are.
Microsoft Releases ‘Bing Apps for Office’ to Transform Your Documents into Something Much More Like the Web (VentureBeat)
Microsoft’s new Office 365 is cloud-integrated, saving documents up to SkyDrive when you save them on your PC. Now, with five new Bing-powered apps, Microsoft is bringing the power of the cloud back down into your local document.
With New Gifts Launch, Facebook Wants You to Put it on ‘The Card’ (AllThingsD)
Facebook launched the Facebook Card on Thursday morning, a real-world, physical gift card able to be preloaded with credit for multiple stores. Think of it as an uber-card, which can manage balances across the partner companies (only four at launch — Target, Sephora, the Olive Garden and Jamba Juice).
Yahoo Mail Users Still Seeing Accounts Hacked Via XSS Exploit Amid Reports Yahoo Failed to Fix Old Flaw (Update: Fixed) (The Next Web)
Yahoo Mail users are once again having their accounts compromised in attacks that are very similar to the ones seen just a few weeks ago. Attackers are gaining access after leveraging a flaw in the company’s YDN blog page by means of a link sent to victims’ inboxes.
Uber to Roll Out Ride-Sharing in California (The New York Times/Bits Blog)
Californians who don’t want to drive will soon have more ways to hire a ride. Uber, a start-up company that offers a smartphone app for summoning cars, is expanding its service to support ride sharing so ordinary citizens can drive people around in exchange for money.
7 Creative Examples of How TV Brands are Using Vine (Lost Remote)
Twitter debuted its Vine video app a week ago, and we’re starting to see some creative experiments by TV brands, both local and national. Without further ado, here are a few examples we’ve gleaned.
Which Borough Has the Fastest 4G in NYC? Sorry Manhattan, it’s the Bronx (GigaOM)
RootMetrics’ recent New York City tests reveal that the Bronx game out on top among the five boroughs in mobile data performance. Of the four major carriers, AT&T’s networks were the fastest.