StraightUpSocial News Links for 1/23/2009

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Internet Video A Winner Amid Declining Media Economy

Elisabeth Lewin at Podcasting News shares numbers from Yankee Group that show “consumers are spending 11% more time online than watching TV.”

YouTube Will Soon Let Big Content Partners Bring Their Own Ads

Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch tells us about YouTube’s in-the-works advertising deal with big media companies, giving them a slice of advertising revenues and the option to sell their own ads on YouTube videos.

20 Great Widgets to Enhance Your Tumblr Blog

Sean P. Aune at Mashable passes along a list of various widgets you can use to spice up your Tumblelog (or Tumblr Blog, if you prefer).

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