- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday’s solar eclipse was roughly four times popular than the Super Bowl, at least when it comes to interactions of users on Facebook, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

All told, Facebook saw some 240 million interactions, “defined as posts, shares, comments and reactions,” THR reported.

That compares to a paltry 66 million for Super Bowl LI in February, which saw the New England Patriots battle back in the fourth quarter to close up a 28-9 deficit and take the game into overtime, a first in the history of the championship game.

All told, the eclipse was a huge moment for Facebook’s livestreaming video, THR reported. Facebook Live outpaced competitors as the livestreaming platform of choice to watch the solar eclipse, with 129,000 different eclipse-related streams from users of various audience sizes, including 29 million watching NASA’s view of the eclipse on Facebook.

 

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