StraightUpSocial News Links for 4/06/2009

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Facebook’s Photo Storage Rewrite

Niall Kennedy gives us the technical details of Facebook’s new, custom-built photo storage solution, which is scheduled to roll out this week.

Tweefind Applies Google Magic to Twitter Search

Stan Schroeder at Mashable tells us about Tweefind, a Twitter-based search engine that uses a ranking algorithm to calculate search results.

Social Networking Grows 93%; Communication Becomes Entertainment

MarketingVOX shares the findings of new report from Netpop Research, LLC, which shows how social networking among US broadband users has increased while “time spent on traditional forms of online entertainment has declined.”

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