StraightUpSocial News Links for 3/10/2009

Social Networking More Popular Than Email

Adam Ostrow at Mashable shares stats from Nielsen Online showing that social networking has surpassed email in terms of usage worldwide.

Facebook: Photo Data Loss Was Temporary

Caroline McCarthy at CNET’s The Social blog has the skinny on Facebook’s recent loss of user photos due to a storage failure.

When Everyone’s a Friend, Is Anything Private?

Randall Stross at The New York Times takes a closer look at the increasingly blurry line between public and private content, which includes a conversation with Facebook’s chief privacy officer.