Holyrood’s Hot Links Of The Day

by Laura Berry

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

We love a good story at Holyrood Partnership and did we also mention that we are big social media boffins? Well we thought we would share some of the stories which are catching our eye today, featuring the best in news, social media, video and photography. If you’ve seen anything you think we may like then please get in touch with us via twitter @holyroodpr or on Facebook.

A PICTURE TELLS A THOUSAND WORDS (Laura)

The news is full with updates from Japan after their recent natural disaster double whammy which left most of the country and its people devastated. What has really stuck out in the news is some of the images which are being used, detailing the extent of the disaster and the catastrophic effects it has had. These pictures from BBC’s ‘In Pictures’ page really capture the devastation of the people and really do make you sit down and think about what is happening in the rest of the world. Without great pictures and reporting such as these – the story of Japan’s victims and survivors would simply be unknown.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709791

THE OLDER THE FIDDLE, THE BETTER THE TUNE? (Scott)

Aged 70 a lifelong Japanese travel agent suffered a stroke. It was to see him launch a new career – as Japan’s oldest porn star. Now the 5ft  3ins family man has his wife fretting about the strain on his ticker as he films a movie-a-week with young co-stars, for Japan’s burgeoning ‘elder porn’ market.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-ca-cultural-exchange-20110306,0,3073333.story

VISITSCOTLAND DISHES UP A SURPRISE (Laura)

VisitScotland’s new £3.5million ad campaign has been released and instead of choosing to show some of Scotland’s more famous landmarks and tourist activities, they are instead choosing to show a different side to Scotland – with sea planes, rock bands and fun running! If you look closely as well it looks like even Nessie is trying to get her 15 minutes of fame!

http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2011/03/16/19708–surprise-yourself-with-3-5m-visitscotland-campaign/

POUNDS MEAN PAWS (Andrea)

£1 million would make quite a difference to someone’s life – but if you’ve got it to spare, what would you buy? A new yacht? Classic car? Or, how about, a dog? A Chinese coal baron has just bought this red number with a hefty price tag. Apparently the breed can grow up to weigh about 20 stone. Now that’s a lot of Pedigree Chum.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1366517/Red-Tibetan-Mastiff-worlds-expensive-dog.html

GIVEN UP FACEBOOK FOR LENT? GET BLABBING INSTEAD! (Laura)

Many of us have given up something addictive for Lent this year and Facebook is no exception as Christians all over the country are giving up the social networking site for Lent. As a response to this a new social networking site exclusively for Christian’s called MyBlab. You may be wondering about the choice of name? It’s a catchy acronym ‘Be Linked As Believers’ If Jesus can turn water into wine then this may just be the social networking site to knock Facebook off its throne!

http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2011/03/15/19657-christian-social-networking-site-myblab-set-to-take-on-facebook/

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