StraightUpSocial News Links for 9/11/2009

Facebook Lite Goes Live to Capitalize on International Growth – and Simplicity

Eric Eldon at Inside Facebook shares his first impression of Facebook Lite, a scaled-down version of the social network that is currently only available in the U.S. and India.

Facebook @Mentions: Five Ways They Could Impact Twitter

Ben Parr at Mashable shares his thoughts on how Facebook’s support of @mentions, announced yesterday, will affect Twitter.

Motorola Phone Focuses on Social Networks

Saul Hansell at The New York Times takes a closer look at Motorola’s Cliq, a smartphone released this week that is intended specifically for social networking.