Mobile Journalism Proves Itself Useful During NBA All-Star Game

Madison Square Garden hosted the NBA All-Star game on Sunday Feb. 15th where the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 163-158, according to CNN.  This was the highest scoring game in All-Star history, which got some people talking.

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Courtesy of wikipedia.org.

Twitter, as usual, was a hot spot for live posts following the action, whether it was the Slam Dunk contest, the Three Point Shootout or the Rookie Challenge.

LeBron James reached second place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, beating out Michael Jordan Sunday night after scoring his 263rd career point.

Kyle Lowry teamed up with LeBron James to carry out a slam dunk, seen in this slowed-down Instagram video by @alphasportz.

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A post shared by UFC and everything ALPHA (@alphasportz) on

 

During the halftime show, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj performed a medley of hits, including “Break Free,” “Love me Harder,” “Problem,” “The Way,” “One Last Time” and “Bang Bang.”

Rap-up.com described Grande as a “powerhouse songstress,” and showed off her tweets about the NBA game.

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Courtesy of rap-up.com.

Celebrities in the audience were no stranger to Twitter, either. Ansel Elgort, star of the movie “The Fault in Our Stars,” took a six-second Vine video behind one of the camera operators and tweeted it.

Jimmy Fallon took a “selfie” with a few of the players.

A website called “bleacher report” is a perfect example of the usage of mobile journalism. Tyler Conway, the author of the post, brought in tweets and videos of the game.

By using Twitter and Instagram to share posts and unify them with hashtags, anyone can utilize social media in the form of mobile journalism.

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