Whatâ€™s different about this yearâ€™s Super Bowl? Everything!
The Super Bowl this year is exciting for all the regular reasons: Ray Lewisâ€™ retirement, Baltimoreâ€™s excitement, the San Francisco 49ers repping the Bay Area, and Chris Culliverâ€™s colorful statements. But, whatâ€™s in it for you? How will Super Bowl XLVII differ from any other Super Bowl? Well, this year itâ€™s all about social technology.
Reports say that 60% of fans will watch or listen to some portion of the big game from their mobile devices. Because of this, the NFL, CBS, and some of your favorite apps and the Super Bowl are catering more to mobile users more than ever before. Read below to see how much fun you can have on your devices during this Super Bowl!
Want to watch the game from your own desired angle? Then tune in to the CBS live stream. The coolest feature is likely its Fan Choice camera angle selector. Based on user polling throughout the game, a traditional broadcast format will be augmented by a revolving Fan Choice camera option showing the game from 1 of 4 unique and rarely seen angles (Coachâ€™s angle, Players, etc.). Click here for more info.
How did they accomplish this? By adding cameras, cameras and more cameras!
The last technology cool happening at the Super Bowl is really going to excite you: NFL.com will stream for free as well.
The following article, courtesy of CBS News, tells you how to follow the game on your mobile device using:
Twitter official hashtags
And real time feeds.
The following article tells you how to vote for MVP, watch commercials, and play against other football parties online.
For the super football fan you can check stats on your favorite team.
And an NFL fan pass where you can talk to your favorite celebrities and players during the game.
Shazam plays a special role. Eighty-five million users have the app and you can use it during BeyoncÃ©â€™s halftime performance to download her records and get information on products. Use the app to find the song, which will open up a bunch of discounts and product information on your screen. You can even get coupons and buy the products right there online.
How will commercials and advertising take advantage of your mobile devices? Easy, by having you use the Shazam app and when a commercial comes on, put the app on to hear the record and receive coupons for that product. Hmmm, I wonder if they are going to do that for cars since Iâ€™m about to trade mine in. Please, Volvo or Audi, make it good. Check out more detailed articles on Shazam below.
Oh, shopping! Ladies, the got us! The big question is, how many orders of Doritos do you think people will purchase? LOL.
Okay, people. Itâ€™s going down. Do I care? No! The damn Ravens knocked the hell out my Patriots so I could care less about the game, except for one thing. I love sports so Iâ€™m rooting for the 49ers. Letâ€™s go, fellas!
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