Social Media Buzz: Nintendo EShop, ‘Don’t Look Up’, NBA All-Star

(Bloomberg) – What’s buzzing on social media Saturday:

Some users are reporting problems on Nintendo eShop, the online infrastructure dedicated to Nintendo Switch, on Christmas morning. The company said in a statement that it is currently experiencing difficulties with its network service.

Last year, users also faced problems browsing the platform on Christmas Day, according to a tweet at the time.

“Don’t Look Up,” which received mixed reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, was among the most searched items on Google in the United States on Saturday, after Netflix began streaming it on Christmas Eve. The film was directed by Adam McKay, known for directing the 2015 Oscar-winning films “The Big Short” and “Step Brothers”.

Voting for the National Basketball Association All-Star Game began on Christmas morning. The two guards and three front row players with the highest rankings in each conference will be named All-Star starters, according to the NBA’s website. The exhibition game will be played Feb. 20 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

Three members of K-pop group BTS have contracted Covid, the group’s management agency has announced, according to a report by The Associated Press. Jin and RM tested positive. Suga was the first member of the group to test positive on Friday. The hashtag #GetWellSoonJin was trending on Twitter on Saturday morning as fans sent their best wishes.

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Timothy C. Mayo