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Friday, October 2, 2009

NBA Basketball Team Prohibited to acces FaceBook & Twitter?

Social networking sites have attracted many people not least the players National Basketball Association (NBA). However, there is now prohibited for NBA teams to access these sites.

League authorities have sent a memo to the team that contains 30 signs using social networking sites for players, coaches and all the other basketball operations.

"During the game, the use of mobile phones, PDAs and other communication tools, as well as social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) are prohibited for coaches, players, and other operational side," the contents of the memo.

This prohibition applies 45 minutes before the game starts and ends after players have completed their responsibilities in a basketball game as well as interviews with the media.

However, no mention of what sanctions will be imposed if these signs are violated. The memo was also frees the team to adopt their own rules in its implementation.

Currently the NBA has more than 1.4 million follower on Twitter, and many players are active in the mikroblogging services. (ketok)

1 comment:

North Park real estate on April 13, 2010 at 9:04 AM said...

I wonder why they let out this memo? Is it because the players and coaches can't concentrate well on the game or because they are spoiling the game by sending updates of the game?


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