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HoopsHype: Great Multimedia Site for NBA Fans

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If you want the latest NBA rumors and hot topics around the league, check out this.

HoopsHype is an amazing place for NBA fans and an excellent example of multimedia journalism.

This basketball site encompasses all the primary tools of converged journalism.

Although there are tons of additional links, the main section of the site is the rumors section at the top of the homepage. Once you click there, everything is organized chronologically with specific tags, such as the team, player or division.

All the posts have external links that show where the news or rumor came from. At the bottom of each post, there is also the option to share what you just read with a Facebook and Twitter button, as well as a feedback because you can comment on the post.

In the right column of the page, there is a hot topics section with links to what is currently trending in the NBA. Right under that, there is the site’s NBA blogs, which includes content from writers, players and coaches.

The most intriguing part of the website to me is the Twitter Media link on the homepage.

The Twitter Media page includes all of the day’s Tweets about the NBA from professional basketball writers all over the Internet. It is a cool mix of opinions and facts that are funny and entertaining.

There is also additional links along the top of the homepage to other columns and articles, as well as informative things like free agents, salaries and player interviews.

The column page further demonstrates multimedia journalism. Once you click on a column link, it takes you to its RSS feed, where you have the option to subscribe to it. Much like a WordPress blog, there is an archive of previous posts and a categories section.

Also at the end of each column, there is a feedback option, where users can post their opinions through comments and share the article through the various social media sites.

With all the interactive options the site offers, HoopsHype is a great example of multimedia journalism and perfect site for people who love the NBA.

Although it incorporates all the tools of multimedia, HoopsHype really focuses on the social media aspect with an entire page dedication to Twitter and NBA Tweets, as well as the options to share on Facebook, Digg and StumbleUpon.

Written by allenucf

March 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm

The Basketball Jones: Sports Blogging At Its Finest

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People who follow the NBA and everything that has to do with the association will thoroughly enjoy this basketball blog.

Basketball Jones is a Word Press style blog that features chronological blog posts regarding hot issues going around the NBA.

Every post is accompanied by a video that has to do with the information that is in each post. An example is a video that compiles all of Blake Griffin’s best dunks this season.

Basketball Jones has many multimedia aspects other than just videos. Above all the videos, there is an option to like the post via Facebook. At the end of each post, you have the option to share it by Facebook or Twitter. All posts also have the option for feedback with a comment section.

There are also links to other videos and sports blogs that aren’t just specific to the NBA. Surfers can also choose hockey, baseball and football.

At the bottom of the home page, you can follow the Basketball Jones on Facebook, Twitter or Flickr.

The best part of the Basketball Jones is all the interactive options. You can check out live blogs, participate in contests and do fantasy sports.

The only complaint I have about the blog is its style and appearance. The main logo for the page at the top isn’t the most attractive design and I feel it could have better colors. There is also too much gray space at the top.

Other than the appearance, the Basketball Jones is an excellent multimedia sports blog.

Here is the primary picture that I don’t like:

 

 

 

Written by allenucf

February 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm