StraightUpSocial News Links for 11/10/2008

Yahoo adds social features to Yahoo Buzz

Heather Havenstein at ComputerWorld reviews new social tools being offered by Yahoo via its Yahoo Buzz social news site.

How Obama Tapped Into Social Networks’ Power

David Carr at The New York Times takes a closer look at how President-elect Obama recognized the importance of using social web innovations to reach voters.

Natural Gardening Company Wiggles, Podcasts Its Way To Award

Elisabeth Lewin at Podcasting News examines how a small company in rural England used podcasting and social media to win $50,000, and lots of recognition, via this year’s Global Dell Small Business Excellence Award.