StraightUpSocial News Links for 4/01/2009

YouTube Flails, Amazon Cloud Computing In A Blimp, 3D Chrome Browsing, Google Masters A.I.

It’s hard to know what to believe today. But Michael Arrington at TechCrunch helps us sort fact from fiction with a growing list of April Fools stories from around the internet.

Why Bit.ly Will Upstage Digg

Om Malik at GigaOm tells us why a URL shortening company, which recently raised millions in funding, could soon replace social news sites such as Digg.

MySpace’s Yelp Envy

Evan Hessel at Forbes tells us why MySpace is working to add local business ratings tools to its networking environment.