StraightUpSocial News Links for 5/07/2008

Twitter Uptime Worst Of All Social Networks

Pingdom.com releases stats showing Twitter’s availability a full percentage point behind sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace.

YouTube Launched In India

Stan Schroeder shares the details of Google’s launch of the 20th country-localized version of YouTube to viewers in India.

Understanding the Value of ‘Friends’ in Social Media Websites

In-depth overview of the benefits of making friends on social networks.