StraightUpSocial News Links for 9/08/2008

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Getting Intimate (with Customers) on Twitter

Shel Israel chronicles the first for-revenue business efforts on Twitter, and how other businesses are “learning to listen.”

CIA, FBI push ‘Facebook for spies’

Larry Shaughnessy at CNN has an update on A-Space, a social network for the U.S. government’s intelligence agencies, which officially launches later this month. The social network is definitely moving forward at a governmental pace, since we reported on A-Space over a year ago.

The New Joost: Like Hulu, But Social

Liz Gannes at NewTeeVee reviews Joost’s move to a browser plug-in with enhanced social features.

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