Refill your propane tank, stock up on your favorite beer, and invite some friends over. That’s a perfectly American way to spend Super Bowl Sunday, but in the age of smartphones and always-connected, Facebook prefers you sit at home on an island of isolation.
In an effort to get more people to “join the conversation,” the social network has set up a new “Super Bowl experience,” a place for obsessed fans to talk smack and “connect.”
The page is set up in a way so you can see real-time reactions from people watching the game. And, in turn, you’ll be able to converse with complete strangers about a a sporting event you should be watching with friends and family. The “experience” will also feature posts from friends and people in your network, photos and videos from news outlets, and something called “In the Story,” which will show updates from teams, players and other public voices.
Anxious to join in on the #deflategate controversy? You can start posting about the Big Game now at Facebook’s hub, which is also littered with all the Super Bowl coverage you can handle. Why watch the game with friends at all when you can watch it with Facebook?