StraightUpSocial News Links for 4/14/2008

Online Radio, Podcasting Use Up

A January 2008 Arbitron-Edison Media Research study finds audiences growing in the past year for both podcasting and online radio. “An estimated 23 million, or 9% of Americans had listened to a podcast in the past month.”

Five Reasons Twitter is an Essential Social Media Tool

Jennifer Laycock, of Search Engine Guide, boils down to the essential reasons Twitter is her social media tool of choice.

Hulu Opens Up A Bit More, Adds Video Sharing Features

Video site Hulu makes it simpler for users to post favorite videos to social networking sites.