Recently, i was playing a board game with some friends called Apples to Apples. In the game, one must decide which word is best described by an adjective. The adjective in question was "Popular", with the synonyms "Well-Liked, Preferred, and Accepted" used for criteria.
The two words in question were "Superman" and "The Internet". We had a good 40 minute debate as to which of the two was the most popular. Ultimately, The Internet took the card. But i stand by my proclamation that Superman is more popular, simply because Superman is not a tool or a necessity, but he's probably as widely known (as an entity, not just a character) as the internet is.
But what i want is a greater sampling of what the public would think. Which do you feel is more popular, and why?