StraightUpSocial News Links for 11/16/2009

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President Obama Admits That He’s Never Used Twitter, But Thinks The Chinese Should Be Able To

MG Siegler at TechCrunch shares a recent Q&A session between President Obama and Chinese youth, during which the President admits that he has never used Twitter despite having one of the most popular Twitter accounts.

Atlantis Space Shuttle Launch Will Be Twittered Live

Pete Cashmore at Mashable points out how NASA is using Twitter to promote its missions by sending 100 of its Twitter followers to Cape Canaveral for today’s Atlantis shuttle launch.

Running A Contest On Facebook? That’ll Cost You

Caroline McCarthy at The Social takes a closer look at recent changes to Facebook’s rules for running contests or sweepstakes on the social networking platform.

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