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FIFA’s World Cup final breaks social media records

Fans of Germany celebrate as they watch the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.
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The final World Cup match was the biggest social event ever for Facebook. The social media giant reports that 88 million people had more than 280 million interactions about the game, soaring above the previous record set by the 2013 Super Bowl.

Twitter reports record-breaking tweets per minute—618,725—beating the prior record set when Germany beat Brazil. But Twitter's prize for the most talked-about match ever, with 32.1 million tweets was held by Germany's defeat of Brazil last Tuesday, when 35.6 million tweets were written.