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Super Chatter’s findings: Madonna won the Super Bowl

Colle+McVoy’s Super Chatter is my favorite post-Super Bowl place to go. Instead of having to wade through all kinds of pundits weighing in on the sexiest and most-sexist commercials, you just get to go right to the people and see what they thought. At least the people on Twitter (and do the others really matter?).

It seems the Halftime show garnered the most social media interest, even more than the game — even in the nail-biting ast minutes. Of all the great little pieces of trivia served up at Super Chatter, the best piece is that only 4% of people used the official hashtag #SB46.

Super Bowl recap

In case you missed yesterday’s big game (either on purpose or on accident), here’s everything you need to know:

  1. Christina Aguilera goofed up the lyrics to the “Star Spangled Banner.”
  2. Groupon’s commercials were kind of offensive. You can take a look at all the commercials that ran during the football game on AdAge. But if you’re curious, the NFL one was the best.
  3. The Black-Eyed Peas halftime show was not so good.
  4. The Green Bay Packers won.

If all that bores you or you really don’t care, here’s a song about a space unicorn.

Friday Links: A brief history of the computer

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Know your history: 38 years of Super Bowl Commercials

The Super Bowl is Sunday, and for those of us who don’t get into sports it can still be considered an event what with The Who playing the halftime show (though they do have big shoes to fill after The Boss’ performance last year), and, of course, the commercials. Before the big game, take a look at this archive featuring 38 years of Super Bowl Commercials. It’s a fun history lesson in pop culture, technology, and advertising.

Even if you don’t watch all the commercials even the thumbnails are pretty revealing. For instance, Michael J. Fox had quite a commercial run for Pepsi from 87-89 when in 90 he was usurped by Fred Savage.

Here’s the commercial for the Tandy computer, a steal at only $2,999 (1984):

Also running the same year (1984), the iconic Apple commercial:

I also loved this one for IBM Typewriters (1986):

Friday Links: Lady Gaga, iPads, and Super Bowl Ads, oh my!

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