StraightUpSocial News Links for 2/29/2008

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Steve Chen: YouTube to Add Live Video

YouTube founder Steve Chen says the video sharing site will support live video sometime this year.

When Did Computers Become the Life of the Party?

In addition to social sites, such as YouTube, being popular online, the author notes how they (and computers in general) are becoming a shared experience at real social gatherings.

Bonsai Blogging: How to Fail with Social Media

A tongue-in-cheek account of how not to engage in the practice of social media marketing. A good Friday read!

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