StraightUpSocial News Links for 8/17/2009

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Big Noises Join Chorus Behind Twitter TweetDeck

Elizabeth Judge at Times Online tells us why the co-founder of Lastminute.com and the founder of Bebo are investing in TweetDeck, which now handles 10 to 15% of messages posted to Twitter.

Could RockMelt Be To Facebook What Firefox Has Been For Google?

Matt Holliday at Inside Facebook predicts RockMelt, a web browser designed specifically for Facebook usage, could help the social network make a greater impact in the search realm.

NPR’s iPhone App Blows Other News Apps Out of the Water

Ben Parr at Mashable gives us a closer look at National Public Radio’s new iPhone app, the non-profit news organization’s latest social media tool.

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