StraightUpSocial News Links for 9/18/2009

Facebook Eats Away at Email Usage on Today’s Web

Sarah Perez at ReadWriteWeb takes a closer look at an analysis by the Online Publishers Association, which suggests social networks are essentially replacing email for personal communication.

Ustream’s Mobile Video Broadcasting Comes To Android

Jason Kincaid at TechCrunch reviews Ustream’s new mobile streaming application for the Android mobile platform, which allows the user to broadcast directly to the web – a function that is restricted by Apple’s iPhone.

Burglar Leaves His Facebook Page On Victim’s Computer

Edward Marshall at The Journal provides our off-the-wall Friday news with this story of a suspected burglar who stopped to check his Facebook profile at the scene of the crime. The robbery victim noticed that the suspect had failed to log out of the social networking site and notified the authorities.