Five Alive At Holyrood
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
Time for our second instalment of today’s top five news, video and social media picks, which amongst other things reveal Hollywood’s closely guarded film secrets (hmm) explore a new way to search online and sees a popular clothes giant grow legs and go on the move – enjoy!
WORKING 9-5 (Andrea)
See how the British work place has been reflected on our living room TV screens – this article gives an insight into the sitcoms that have graced our screens since the 1940s . From Steptoe and Son to The Office, you can see the changes in style, attitude and humour over the decades.
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE FUGLY (Adrian)
A horrifyingly bleak review of why Hollywood’s recent output of movies has lacked creativity or panache. Watch how the mystique of script-writing and film-making is shattered and laid bare.
FANCY A QWIKI? (Scott)
Fed up of standard Goolgle and Bing searches? Then try new search engine Qwiki, which turns trawling the web into a reach audio and visual experience. Today they focus onHimalayan mountain kingdom Tibet, on the anniversary of the country’s failed 1959 uprising, which led the Dalai Lama into exile. Fab pictures.
HEINZ ENSURES SAUCE FANS CAN ‘KETCHUP’ ON FACEBOOK (Raymond)
Heinz has launched a bold experiment to combine sales with social networking by selling an initial 3,000 bottles of its latest tomato ketchup exclusively on Facebook . Customers will be able to buy the limited edition run of Heinz Tomato Ketchup with Balsamic Vinegar – the first variation on the original (it swaps the traditional spirit vinegar) – through the Heinz UK page on Facebook. Customers will have to “like” the page to buy a bottle, potentially sharing news of their purchase with the average 130 friends of each Facebook user.
DOES MY APP LOOK BIG IN THIS? (Laura)
One of the UK’s largest clothing labels French Connection has launched a new cloud based app which allows shoppers to browse their latest collections, consult a look book for outfit combinations and buy clothes instantly. The clothing giant has realised the potential in mobile marketing and adapted its media and advertising accordingly, integrating the app to the facebook and twitter pages allowing using to share links with their friends – as a self confessed shopper it is definitely one I will be downloading on my iPhone, I’ll just have to get the plastic ready!