StraightUpSocial News Links for 8/10/2009

Scribd Tries To Make Reading More Social

Geoffrey Fowler at The Wall Street Journal previews today’s expected social functionality upgrades at document sharing site Scribd.

British Troops Encouraged To Use Twitter

Urmee Khan at Telegraph.co.uk tells us about the decision by Britain’s Ministry of Defence to allow troops to use social networking sites, but to also use “common sense.”

Twitter Apps Still Recovering From DDoS Attacks

Ben Parr at Mashable updates us on the state of affairs following last week’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack that affected Twitter, Facebook, Google and others.