StraightUpSocial News Links for 10/12/2009

Facebook Sees Nearly 200% Visit Boost, While Twitter Traffic Also Soars

Clint Boulton at eWeek shares September social network traffic stats from HitWise, which show tremendous growth for Facebook and Twitter over the past year, and significant decreases for MySpace.

Seniors Finding Social Networking Exhilarating

Bob Moos at The Dallas Morning News shows us how seniors are successfully using social networking sites and blogs, which corresponds with HitWise data showing that visits to social networks by Americans 55 years old and older increased 77% since September 2008.

Google Hopes To Ride A Social-Networking Wave

James Temple at the San Francisco Chronicle investigates the potential effects of Google Wave on social networking, and explores social steps that Google has taken throughout many of its services.