StraightUpSocial News Links for 3/25/2009

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Facebook Discusses Redesigning Its Redesign

Eric Eldon at VentureBeat has the details on Facebook’s announcement that it will be making changes to its recent redesign, in the wake of much user criticism.

Marketers Moving to Social Media

eMarketer shares the results of a recent report from the Aberdeen Group showing that 63% of companies surveyed plan to increase social media marketing budgets this year.

Microsoft’s Blog Site Down 12 Times As Much As WordPress, Blogger

James Lewin at Podcasting News shares results of a study by Royal Pingdom showing Windows Live Spaces to be a much less reliable blogging platform than its main competitors.

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