StraightUpSocial News Links for 8/12/2009

LinkedIn Reaches 45 Million Users

Daniel Brusilovsky at TechCrunch points out LinkedIn’s announcement that the professional social network has reached 45 million users.

Facebook Goes Lite and Tests Twitter-Like Version of Itself

Frederic Lardinois at ReadWriteWeb previews Facebook Lite, a simplified version of Facebook, that appears to closely mimic Twitter. So far, access to Facebook Lite has been by invitation only.

TiVo Puts Video Podcasts On Your TV

James Lewin at Podcasting News tells us that video podcasters can now publish their shows to TiVo DVRs for viewers to easily access via their TVs.