StraightUpSocial News Links for 2/9/2009

7 Ways To Keep Costs Low, Content Fresh Using Social Media

Roland Legrand at MediaShift offers tips to newspaper journalists for successfully using social media, which easily translate to other businesses.

Elements: A Flickr, Twitter and Tumblr Hybrid?

Jennifer Van Grove at Mashable explores the “mixed bag service” of Elements, which combines features found on various social networking services.

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama Joins Twitter

Lidija Davis at ReadWriteWeb shows us how easy it is to follow the Dalai Lama – just jump over to his newly launched Twitter account.