StraightUpSocial News Links for 11/03/2008

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Election Day 2008: The Best Blogs and Social Media Resources

Easton Ellsworth at the Blog Herald shares his picks for “the best blogosphere and social media destinations to track Election Day 2008.”

Retailers Get Social with Facebook

eMarketer shares the details of recent studies showing Facebook to be the most popular social network among online retailers.

MySpace, Auditude, And MTV Have Just Figured Out How To Monetize Online Video

Jason Kincaid at TechCrunch clues us in to Auditude, a new video ad platform from MySpace, which can identify clips of specific shows (currently, shows produced by MTV Networks) and point viewers toward purchasing the entire episode.

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