StraightUpSocial News Links for 2/6/2009

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5 Reasons Why Facebook + OpenID is Good News

Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWrite Web offers his opinion on why a partnership between Facebook and the OpenID Foundation is a move in the right direction.

Was Twitter Use During Mich. Governor’s Speech a Form of Reporting?

Dave Poulson at PoynterOnline discusses the journalistic and civic benefits of Twitter usage during Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s recent state of the state speech.

Social Networkers Want TV Airtime

Dawn Kawamoto at CNET News shares results of a survey from ABI Research showing that more people want access to online social networking on their TVs.

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