StraightUpSocial News Links for 8/24/2009

Facebook Plans to Boost Staff 50% This Year, Zuckerberg Says

Brian Womack at Bloomberg takes a closer look at employee hiring trends at Facebook, which plans major staffing increases this year.

Yahoo’s Social Plan: Twitter, Twitter, & More Twitter?

Matt McGee at Search Engine Land shows us how Yahoo is pushing Twitte-like functionalities with many of its internet properties.

Twitter to Roll Out Commercial Accounts This Year

According to Kim-Mai Cutler and Matt Marshall at DigitalBeat, Twitter will start making money this year by introducing commercial accounts that will “entice business users to pay for premium services like detailed analytics.”