Infographic shows how Facebook reacted to the 2014 World Cup Final

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Last night, the 2014 World Cup final took place. Germany and Argentina battled it out to be crowned the best team in the world right now and as millions of fans sat on the edge of their seat, others were quickly taking to their devices to spout their opinions.

We Make Awesome Sh (opens in new tab) have access to the Facebook Firehose. "Yes, that's a lot of data!" they explain. "Last night we directly compared the firehose with key events from the World Cup Final, and wrapped it up in this infographic." Take a look for yourself.

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.