StraightUpSocial News Links for 4/15/2009

State Department Gets Hip To Social Media

Jennifer Van Grove at Mashable explains exactly how the U.S. State Department is getting its feet wet with social networking.

Twitter Leads to Immorality? C’mon!

Sarah Perez at ReadWriteWeb offers her two cents on two recent studies that paint a grim picture of social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

Single Sign-On Service OpenID Getting More Usage

Eric Eldon at VentureBeat explores the rising usage of OpenID, including examples of niche sites using the open login system.