Social Media Guide To Super Bowl XLVII

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(CBS News) Super Bowl XLVII is upon us and Americans likely will be posting updates on their favorite teams via social networks like Twitter and Facebook. 

Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers are going to face off with the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans in a quest for the championship title. This year, 111 million viewers are expected to tune into the big game. 

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

According to Twitter, last year's Super Bowl drew more than 13 million tweets. Twitter users sent an average of 10,000 tweets per second (!) during the final three minutes of Super Bowl XLVI. There's a lot going on during the big game.

Hashtags to Follow

Baltimore Ravens: #Ravens #SBRavens #RavenNation
San Francisco 49ers: #49ers #Niners #QuestforSix 
Official NFL: #SB47, #NFLHonors, #NFLExperience
CBS Sports: #CBSSuperBowl
Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh: #HarBowl #HarbaughBowl

Facebook
Sports fans who want to see professional photos in real time can "like" The Sports Feed by Getty Images. The Facebook page features real-time photos from sporting events. Of course, loyal fans certainly have the option to only follow the official team pages. 

Baltimore Ravens official Facebook page
San Francisco 49ers official Facebook page
WFMY News 2 official Facebook page
CBS Sports official Facebook page
NFL official Facebook page

Real-time Feeds

Livefyre, a company that builds apps and social platforms, has launched a page that aggregates social feeds from services like Twitter and Instagram. The site also features Super Bowl commercials and game scores in real time. The feed can be found at superbowl.livefyre.com

Mobile Apps
SB XLVII Guide (Android, iOS) - The NFL has an official Super Bowl XLVII app for Android and iOS devices. The app is especially useful for fans that make it to New Orleans. Users can get a map of game-day events, places of interest and restaurants.

Official 49ers Gameday Live (Android, iOS) - San Francisco 49ers fans can launch the Gameday Live app to monitor real-time statistics, watch video-on-demand and read tweets from team members. Social users can also check-in to stadiums on game day and post photos or status update to Twitter and Facebook from the app.

Baltimore Ravens Mobile (Android, iOS) - Baltimore Ravens fans can launch the Baltimore Ravens Mobile app to monitor real-time statistics, watch video-on-demand and read tweets from team members. Social users can also check-in to stadiums on game day and post photos or status update to Twitter and Facebook from the app.

NFL Mobile (Android, iOS) - Football fans that can't be home on game day can stream the game on the NFL mobile app.

Live Streaming Online
CBS Sports will stream the entire Super Bowl, including pre-game activities, for free on its website. Viewers online can interact with the Internet broadcast by choosing from different camera angles during the game. Fans who want live reports ahead of the game can also tune in on Friday and Saturday for special coverage. Check the show schedules at CBSSports.com.

The National Football League will broadcast live interviews with athletes and celebrities leading up to the Super Bowl on Wednesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET and Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. The organization will also post commercials as they air on NFL.com.

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