This Past Sunday, the Internet was awash with messages of love as people from allover the world marked Mother’s Day. The origin of Mother’s Day goes back to the era of ancient Greek and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. The modern version of Mother’s Day has its roots in an early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday” celebrated in the United Kingdom.
The 2015 Mother’s Day was a big banner for Facebook with the Social network saying over 229 million people from allover the globe using the platform to send 1.8 billion posts or messages about Mother’s Day. Facebook has a total of 936 million people who use the platform daily and this represents nearly a quarter of all Facebook users. The posts surpassed the amount of interaction during the World cup final between Germany and Brazil that previously held the record. The final generated 88 million people generated 280 million interactions
Still the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil holds the record for the highest number of posts, likes and photos shared on the platform’s history. During the world cup, 350 million people joined the conversation on Facebook, generating 3 billion interactions (posts, comments and likes) related to the World Cup for the entire month. Another big winner from the Mother’s day was Pinterest that saw about 260 million posts related to Mother’s Day gift ideas, recipes and plans for Mother’s Day.