StraightUpSocial News Links for 8/22/2008

Facebook v. MySpace In The U.S. Market: The Music Factor

Michael Arrington at TechCrunch weighs in on how MySpace has integrated music marketing into its platform, which Arrington believes has been a key factor in the network’s popularity lead over Facebook.

What is the future of podcasting?

Christopher S. Penn shares his insight on the progression of podcasting as a viable platform for new media. Penn points out some of the advantages and disadvantages of podcasting, in addition to a common mistake made among content producers: media is not marketing.

When Is The Best Time To Start A New Blog?

Aseem Kishore at DailyBlogTips shares advice on factors to consider before starting up a second (or even third) blog.