StraightUpSocial News Links for 10/06/2008

Alert Thingy Looks To Be All-In-One Social Desktop Tool

Michael Arrington at TechCrunch previews the upcoming version of Alert Thingy, which will reportedly support Digg, YouTube, Facebook, Jaiku, Pownce and Tumblr.

Hey, Facebook, Isn’t It Time To Fix Some Bugs?

Stan Schroeder at Mashable shares some complaints about bugs with Facebook’s new Live Feed and Chat features.

Hands on: NPR gets social with new community

David Chartier at Ars Technica reviews National Public Radio’s push into the social network space with NPR Community.