World Cup scores big on Twitter and Facebook, and seven other things to know on Monday

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Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in extra time on Sunday to win the World Cup, the fourth time in the country’s history that it has taken home the trophy. The scale of social media back-and-forth during the game was staggering. About 280 million Facebook interactions took place during the match, as did nearly 619,000 tweets per minute.

A number of German companies, such as Adidas and Lufthansa, as well as auto brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen, celebrated their home country’s victory on Sunday on Twitter. 

Seven other things to know Monday morning:

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