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Wouldn't you selfie that World Cup win? Germany's taken home World Cup gold for the fourth time, and the Net's become a repository for the team's victorious selfies and GIFs (check out Angela Merkel slummin' it in the locker room!). We're thrilled for them, even though it was hard to see so many Argentineans cry all at once.
Selfie 2…:-) pic.twitter.com/RJh7RnXXUw— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) July 13, 2014
Speaking of the #WorldCup, who won social engagement—Twitter or Facebook? The answer is complicated. Facebook clocked three billion "interactions" (Likes, comments, shares, status updates), while Twitter racked up 672 million Tweets. But if you assume a Facebook comment is worth more than a mere "Like" and is more similar to a Tweet, the results flatten a bit: Facebook totaled approximately 818 million comments to Twitter's 672 million Tweets. So Facebook still wins, but Twitter was still a powerful social force. GlobalWebIndex had its own take on the matter:
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