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‘Portlandia’ One of Super Bowl’s Biggest Social Winners

PortlandiaThe football game might have been an overwhelming bore, but IFC’s quirky sketch comedy “Portlandia” had itself a ball on Super Bowl Sunday in the social media arena: its Twitter account jumped 16,000 followers during the game.

How did they do it? Adweek reports that by enlisting a Portland bookstore employee Kim Meinert to tweet from the show’s handle using hashtag #FeministBookstoreSaysWhat, the show was able to boost its Twitter traction by simply empowering a viewer to give talk in the same quirky way show stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein do on the show.

The livetweets throughout the game generated 8,000 retweets. The experiment was such a success, that IFC plans on handing over the Twitter account once again for the Oscars. Read more

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An interview with Team Coco GM John Wooden about Occupy Conan

Last month we wrote about the unique episode of Conan O’Brien’s show, ‘Occupy Conan,’ which consisted entirely of fan-submitted videos recreating segments from past broadcasts.  Some of the videos submitted were extremely creative, and others were downright ridiculous – a fitting description of Conan and his fans. The show featured cameos by Tina Fey, Fred Armisen, Adam Scott, and more, and can be seen here. Read more

Spoiler alert: How IFC’s Portlandia is dominating social TV

Portlandia (on IFC, Fridays at 10/9 C), the sketch-comedy phenomenon, is currently in the midst of a third season that continues to showcase IFC’s success at originals. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein the co-creators and stars along with Jonathan Krisel, co-creator, writer and director have found a way to make an hilarious new kind of TV who’s comedy also addresses the most important issues facing social TV right now. Here’s why Portlandia and IFC are dominating social TV. Read more