StraightUpSocial News Links for 4/2/2008

Children flock to social networks

Ofcom, the “independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries,” releases results of a recent survey of 5,000 adults and 3,000 children. The survey found that 49% of respondents between eight and 17 have a profile on an online social network.

Going Topless to Office Meetings

Employess at social networking site Dogster are no longer allowed to bring laptops, or any other electronic device, to office meetings. Going laptop-less appears to be a trend encouraged by other tech companies, including Google, Yahoo and Apple.

Magnify Gives Birth to VidyUp: First Release Based on YouTube’s New APIs

Magnify becomes the first company to build a video widget using YouTube’s recently released API set