StraightUpSocial News Links for 5/12/2008

Do Desktop Images Need a Social Network?

Kristen Nicole from Mashable reviews the relaunch of Desktop Nexus as a community site, and in the process examines the growing trend of launching a social network just to do so.

Why Be an Audio Dude in a Text & Video World?

Dave Nelsen at TalkShoe lists 4 big benefits of audio content over text and video.

When everything is media, what is media really worth?

T.Young at VideoEgg weighs in on the current struggle to assign value to social media and other online initiatives as ad vehicles.