StraightUpSocial News Links for 7/27/2009

Coming Soon: A New Twitter Homepage

Adam Ostrow at Mashable sheds light on a reported Twitter homepage redesign, expected to launch later this week, to include trending topics and Twitter search.

Justin.tv Opens Its API For Free, Hopes Live Video Will Explode

MG Siegler at TechCrunch reports on Justin.tv’s decision to open up its live video streaming platform for anyone to use and develop upon for free.

Friendster Founder On The Rise And Fall Of America’s First Big Social Network

Mark Milian at the Los Angeles Times shares a conversation with Jonathan Abrams, the founder of social network Friendster which launched in March 2003 and lost much of its user base to the new player at the time: MySpace.