StraightUpSocial News Links for 10/30/2009

Facebook Rewrites Privacy Policy, Foreshadows Location Based Services

Jason Kincaid at TechCrunch brings us up to speed on proposed changes to Facebook’s privacy policy, including language that alludes to location-related features on the social network.

Is the LinkedIn Platform Dead?

Om Malik at GigaOm critiques LinkedIn’s lack of social application development after the professional network opened its platform to developers approximately one year ago.

12 Awesome Social Media Halloween Pumpkin Carvings

And for a bit of pre-Halloween fun, Ryan Deal at Mashable shares “12 great social-media-inspired pumpkins” to celebrate the holiday.