StraightUpSocial News Links for 3/18/2009

99 Essential Twitter Tools And Applications

It’s a bit overwhelming but Paul Andrew at Smashing Magazine puts together an exhaustive list of 3rd party tools related to all things Twitter.

Hi5’s Glittering Gold

Taylor Buley at Forbes explains how the world’s 3rd largest social network expects to make a profit from digital gifts.

Major Book Publishers Start Turning To Scribd

Jason Kincaid at TechCrunch tells us why a number of major book publishers are partnering with Scribd, a document sharing site/community.