StraightUpSocial News Links for 4/22/2009

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The Social Media & Web Guide to Going Green

In celebration of Earth Day, Elsa Wenzel at Mashable helps us find the best social media tools for reducing your impact on our planet.

Google’s Answer to Facebook: Profile Search

Nick O’Neill at AllFacebook clues us in to Google’s move to compete with Facebook by including Google profiles in its “most coveted real-estate” – Google search results.

Apple Will Hit A Billion Apps At 1:24:06 AM PST On April 23

MG Siegler at TechCrunch tells us about Apple’s upcoming milestone of reaching one billion apps served, and shows us how Apple is predicting the exact time that billionth app will leave the App Store.

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