What is the Social Media Showdown? From Zap2It
Starting Monday (Mar. 2), we're yet again pitting celebrity against celebrity across four social media platforms in a "March Madness"-style competition. We've chosen 64 of the best celebrity social media experts who consistently impress us with their fan devotion and interaction. You, the fans, will reward them by voting for your favorites. As the month goes on, we'll see who is named champ of each social media platform, and then, finally, who is the 2015 Showdown King or Queen!There were some glitches on getting all of our guys on the ballot. Initially, Jared and Misha were both nominated for their presence on Twitter, but Jensen was left off. After some thought, Zap2It decided it was not a good idea to have all three of our guys in one category and Jensen was placed in the Facebook group.
The 64 celebs have been split into 4 groups -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr -- and each round will last for 4 days. Round 1 kicks off Monday, March 2nd at 10am with Facebook, Instagram on March 3, Tumblr on March 4, and Twitter on March
Zap2It explains the situation here, here, here and here.
Here is how it works.
The 64 candidates have been split into four groups: The best of Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter. Round 1 of the competition begins on March 3 when the 16 Facebook contenders will face off against one another. Voting for the Instagram nominees will begin on March 4, the Tumblr candidates on March 5, and Twitter on March 6. Each social media site's voting round will last for four days.
Once only eight competitors are left standing in each bracket, Round 2 will begin. Voting for Facebook's second batch begins on March 10, Instagram's on March 11, Tumblr's on March 12 and Twitter's on March 13. Voting will again last for four days.
On March 17, things will start getting interesting in Round 3. Voting for all 16 finalists from the four brackets will begin then, and last for four days. Voting for Round 4, which will see two candidates left standing in each bracket, will start on March 21 and also last for four days.
The Semi-Finals will begin on March 25 with the finalists from Facebook and Tumblr facing off against one another, and Twitter and Instagram facing off against one another.
Voting will last in the Semi-Finals until March 28, when the final two contenders will compete in the Championship round to determine who is the TV star king or queen of social media. The winner will be crowned on March 31.
Misha won King of Social Media last year. Let's see if we can have one of our guys win for this year,