The opening to the week was a rather surprising one for those of us who did not catch, watch, follow, tweet about, update, talk about the Super Bowl. Launching twitter in the early morning surprised me with an onslaught about the Super Bowl, the advertisements and of course, Beyonce. Some humorous folks out there on Twitter who were not following the epic event rambled on with hilarious tweets like ‘Just woke up. So, did Beyonce win?’ Guys, you are too funny.
Anyway, according to the news CBS announced via its website and blog the exact number of people who were glued to their TVs, tablets, laptops, personal computers and phones during the Super Bowl. They had the Super Bowl XLVII game covered on the internet via their live stream too and they said that there were more than three million UNIQUE viewers just for the live stream alone. Not a surprising figure, actually, and some also reported that, despite the sheer number of people logging in and streaming the event, the quality was good and there was not much lagging too. The news network said that the figure doubled from last years’. The event also racked up more than 52.5 million mentions all around the world…in a single day, more mentions for last year’s Super Bowl and the Grammy Awards. For non twitter users, this means that people said something about the event on Twitter.
If you are not one for figures, basically, researches are saying that it is the ‘most social event in the history of television’.
We are sure Beyonce’s half-time performance have something to do with it, of course. Why? For one, it is Beyonce. Second of all, it is the first time that a half-time performance is ever streamed LIVE on a website. Yes, this is a first for Super Bowl to stream the performance in the U.S. The LIVE streaming also helped Super Bowl fans stay connected to and share and followed on online social networking sites. Doesn’t it sound to you that the internet is turned into a huge bar with multiple televisions and the world is just watching the game and performance together? Yes, let’s say it together…the internet is amazing.
The President of CBS Interactive was quick to quip that he was proud of his team and station’s performance and achievements. ‘Our goal was to create an environment that would serve as a perfect complement to CBS Sports’ coverage of the game. We are extremely proud of this historic experience,’ says Jim Lazone.
More articles in this topic
Want to do something fun, exciting, meaningful and will go down in the history books in the next couple of days. Or perhaps, you are just as easily excited about QR Codes as we are. Either way, here is your chance to join a bunch of enthusiastic youth in making the world’s largest QR Code […]Read more
Hot Springs in Arkansas is bringing together history and sports in its latest tourism initiatives. Hot Springs has 26 sites that make up its famed Baseball Trail. These sites are marked by a special marker that commemorates why a certain place is special to the town and baseball. For example, one of the sites talk […]Read more
If for anything, Bitcoin is an interesting piece of currency. The virtual currency is now increasingly being used in real life. Some employees now accept Bitcoins as salary. Online shops and even brick and mortar retailers also see Bitcoins as legal tender that you can pay with. There are groups of ardent Bitcoin supporters as […]Read more
- Push Ads Don’t Work On Free Apps
- Romania's Garanti Bank Uses QR Codes for Mobile Payments
- Are Business Cards Still Relevant In The Business World?
- Ontario Tender Fruit Growers Now Use QR Codes For Product Information
- Korean Elementary School Goes Digital; To Use QR Codes for Parent Notices
- Facebook’s Rooftop QR Code – Hype Over Practicality
- MTV Puts QR Codes on Taco Bell's Taco Boxes
- QR Code's Novelty Perfect For Promotion Of Newsletter Service
- Health News From Biodenfense With QR Code
- How important is it to expose the kids of today to their brand of technology?
Google Android news and discussion.
Deliver latest top technology stories and breaking IT news
Near Field Communication (NFC) news, ideas, projects and technologies.
QR Code, Datamatrix and other two dimensional barcode news and analysis.
Tips, advices, how-to's and DIYs for the latest technologies.