StraightUpSocial News Links for 12/7/2009

Report: Facebook Popularity Not Fading Among Young Users

Nick O’Neill at All Facebook points out new research showing that Facebook is keeping its cool factor with college-age users, and suggesting that the social network is becoming a “new mass medium.”

Twitter Extends Sign-Ups Off-Site As It Seeks New Users

Ben Parr at Mashable tells us about a new feature from Twitter that enables anyone to sign up for a Twitter account via another website or 3rd party application.

Aardvark Mulls Over A $30+ Million Offer From Google

Michael Arrington at TechCrunch lets us know that Aardvark, a social Q&A service, is considering a hefty buyout offer from Google.