StraightUpSocial News Links for 11/05/2008

How Barack Obama Beat John McCain With New Media

James Lewin at Podcasting News offers a thorough analysis of how President-Elect Barack Obama used new media during his quest for the presidency.

Facebook membership surges to 120 million users

Stephen Shankland at CNET News gives us the scoop on Facebook’s recent growth spurt.

Big Changes to The StumbleUpon Algorithm

Dev Basu at Search Marketing Insights by Dev Basu clues us in to upcoming changes to StumbleUpon and what the implications will be.