StraightUpSocial News Links for 1/22/2010

Reporters Put Twitter, Facebook to ‘Big Brother’ Test

Marie-Dominique Follain at AFP tells us about 5 journalists who are locking themselves in a remote farmhouse with access only to Facebook and Twitter, in an effort to test the quality of news available on social networks.

Digg to Undergo Drastic Overhaul

Stan Schroeder at Mashable shares news from Digg founder Kevin Rose that the social news site will be putting “a bigger focus on real-time information” in addition to other site changes.

Facebook Picks Prineville for its First Data Center

Mike Rogoway at The Oregonian takes a closer look at Facebook’s first company-owned data center, which is currently under construction in Prineville, Oregon, and its economic impact on the area.