StraightUpSocial News Links for 11/21/2008

Cyberscams Befriend Social Networks

Douglas MacMillan at BusinessWeek investigates how social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn are combating online scams artists.

Teenagers’ Internet Socializing Not a Bad Thing

Tamar Lewin at The New York Times shares the details of a recent study showing that teenagers who participate in social networks online are learning valuable life skills.

Facebook Steps Up SEO for Brand Pages with Millions of New Indexable Links

Justin Smith at Inside Facebook tells us that Facebook has added a list of favorite Facebook pages to a user’s public profile, which can be indexed by Google and therefore increase the link popularity of those “bookmarked” pages.