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  • 49ers Top Ravens On Twitter, Facebook In Run-Up To Super Bowl XLVII

    In a seven-month period that ends Friday, the 49ers lead the Ravens in total additions of Facebook “likes” and Twitter “followers,” with a total of 452,400 additions in comparison to 391,041. Competing on a percentage-only basis of social media additions, the Ravens come out on top, up 31.7%, compared to a jump of 29.0% for the 49ers. When breaking down the whole roster of playoff teams and how they have performed over the month of January, the Ravens lead the percentage of new additions (+13.0%). Next are the Seahawks with an increase of 6.7% and the 49ers (+6.5%). Teams that exited in Wild Card rounds, like the Colts and Vikings, added the least, with each seeing less than 1% growth in the last month.

    SUPER BOWL XLVII: SOCIAL MEDIA BATTLE
    PRESEASON
    (JULY 1)
    PLAYOFFS
    (JAN. 1)
    HEADING INTO
    SUPER BOWL (FEB. 1)
    7-MONTH
    CHANGE
    RAVENS
    Facebook
    1,089,186
    1,209,653
    1,352,372
    +31.7%
    Twitter
    144,112
    227,411
    271,967
    Total
    1,233,298
    1,437,064
    1,624,339
    49ERS
    Facebook
    1,360,533
    1,591,339
    1,680,292
    +29.0%
    Twitter
    198,911
    294,678
    331,552
    Total
    1,559,444
    1,886,017
    2,011,844
             

    NOTES: Charts show the number of Twitter “followers” and Facebook “likes” for team and league sites beginning April 19 and running through Feb. 1. The teams are ranked by their combined number of fans across the two sites.

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