StraightUpSocial News Links for 8/3/2009

Google Chief Resigns As Apple Director

Jack Healy at The New York Times shares Apple’s announcement that Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, has resigned from Apple’s board of directors. Schmidt’s resignation follows Apple’s rejection of two Google apps submitted to the iPhone App Store, in addition to other conflicts of interest.

RSS Subscribers Or Twitter Followers: Which Are Worth More?

Blake Snow at GigaOm takes a closer look at the differences between Twitter followers and RSS subscribers to a blog or website feed.

Twitter Surpasses Facebook As Top Link in E-mail

Bill McCloskey at ClickZ tells us about a recent report showing a link between social media efforts and revenue growth, and how companies identified in the report, and others, are now promoting Twitter accounts more often in their e-mail marketing messages.