StraightUpSocial News Links for 3/5/2008

WordPress To Get Social Networking Features

WordPress founder announces that he has hired the developer behind BuddyPress, a social network platform for WordPress – According to the article, “A year from now, you should have the option to have your site not just be a blog or a podcast, but an extensible social network, based on open standards.”

Beyond the logo: avatars and favicons in social media

Nice write-up explaining avatars and favicons and how to implement. Summary: “Favicons and avatars are to the web what logos are to the offline world.”

Steven Spielberg’s Ghost Town

TechCrunch details rumors of Spielberg’s plan to launch a paranormal social network with a focus “on users who’ve had or who are interested in sharing paranormal and extraterrestrial experiences.”