StraightUpSocial News Links for 9/29/2008

The State of Location-Based Social Networking On The iPhone

Mark Hendrickson at TechCrunch reviews six location-based social networks currently available for the iPhone and offers insights on what these services need in order to go mainstream.

Study: 93% of Americans Want Companies to Have Presence on Social Media Sites

Frederic Lardinois at ReadWriteWeb shares the results of a recent study showing how consumers are becoming more comfortable with social media outlets and are starting to expect companies to have a social presence.

New Video Upload Redesign Beta

The YouTube Team reports the beta release of a new video uploader, which allows for increased file sizes (up to 1GB) and allows users to add metadata during the upload process.