StraightUpSocial News Links for 4/17/2009

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Psst …Twitter Has Big News. And It’s Top Secret

JR Raphael at PC World shares some theories on a big announcement supposedly coming from Twitter’s founders today.

Kutcher Plays His Pied Piper Flute And Gets A Million Twitter Followers

MG Siegler at TechCrunch chronicles actor Ashton Kutcher’s achievement of having the first Twitter account with a million followers.

Ning: 1,000,000 Social Networks and Counting

Let’s jump off the Twitter train with news of another million mark milestone: Jennifer Van Grove at Mashable informs us that Ning, which allows users to create their own social network, has reached 1,000,000 Ning networks.

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