StraightUpSocial News Links for 4/03/2009

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Sources: Google In Talks To Acquire Twitter

Michael Arrington at TechCrunch shares a confirmed rumor that Google has entered into “acquisition discussions” with Twitter.

For Teens, A Friend Online Is Usually A Friend Offline, Too

Sharon Jayson at USA TODAY shares results of a recent study showing that teens aren’t typically using social networking to meet new people, but to stay in touch with existing friends.

Microsoft Helps Keep Koobface Virus Off Facebook

Elinor Mills at CNET News has the details on Facebook’s collaboration with Microsoft to reduce the risk of the mass-mailing Koobface virus on the social network.

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