On February 1, you, like almost every other American, were probably glued to your seat watching Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Although there’s no way you missed any of the action on the field, especially the game-winning interception by Malcolm Butler of the New England Patriots, you may have not noticed an equally compelling match happening at the same time.
Unlike the Super Bowl though, this event wasn’t about physical competition. Rather, this contest saw two heavyweights of social media, Facebook and Twitter, squaring off. On Super Bowl Sunday, Facebook used two relatively new strategies in an attempt to encroach on Twitter’s status as the most popular real-time social network.Read More