Every four years it seems as if the world has one time zone - because no other event brings together countries and cultures quite like the World Cup. For a short period everyone from Rio to Tokyo to Athens to Seattle is united in a euphoria that is as big as it gets.
$PullQuote$Social Media brought the World Cup into a new light, especially in the USA. Record-breaking statistics reflect a global population increasingly connected by media platforms that make it fun to share cross-cultural passions and feel like a part of something bigger. Here are some of the highlights:
FIFA, international soccer's ruling body, said more than 1 billion people engaged with World Cup content through its website, social media accounts and mobile app. "This has been the first truly mobile and social World Cup," FIFA President Sepp Blatter said.
And in terms of online entertainment, the 2014 World Cup Memes seemed to have it all! Flat out LOL web hilarity with everything from a cannibalistic Luis Suarez, to Ronaldo’s hair, to Things That Tim Howard Could Save, and even the statue of Christ The Redeemer getting the full photoshop treatment! Here are some of the funniest:
|And finally, this is why we love Brazil and Marco Bresciano|