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Updated Jun 26, 2014 - 9:17 am

Short Takes: World Cup bigger on Facebook than any other event in history

Short Takes is a video feature where you get to ask a host or reporter about a topic in the news and they'll give you their take on it.

A new report says in its first week, there were more Facebook interactions about the 2014 World Cup than there were about this year's Oscars, Super Bowl and Winter Olympics combined.

Specifically, 141 million people had 459 million interactions (posts, comments and likes) about the soccer tournament from June 12-18 on Facebook. Geographically, the most World Cup Facebook conversations are happening in the tournament's base of Brazil, with the United States in second place followed by the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Mexico.

Here is Rob Hunter, from the Rob & Karie show on News/Talk 92.3 KTAR, on the World Cup being bigger on Facebook than any other event in history:

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Stacey hosts KTAR's entertainment reports weekday mornings on Arizona's Morning News. You can also hear her bright-hearted female perspective on the air as she "fills-in" on various talk shows on KTAR. She is the host of a weekly video feature on called, Short Takes, and writes a pop culture blog for the website as well. Stacey received a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern. She has been a Radio Host and TV Contributor in the Valley for more than a decade, and was named Best Voice on Radio by Phoenix Magazine. A multi-faceted host, Stacey describes herself as a news and entertainment junkie and someone who is passionate about pop culture. As the co-host of annual Radiothons, Stacey has helped to raise millions of dollars for Phoenix Children's Hospital. When she's not on-the-air, Stacey loves to hike, travel and spend time with her husband, Todd, and toy poodle, Skyler.


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