StraightUpSocial News Links for 11/24/2008

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When Twitter Met Facebook: The Acquisition Deal That Fail-Whaled

Kara Swisher at All Things Digital examines why buyout negotiations between Twitter and its potential buyer Facebook, broke down without a deal in place.

YouTube’s Big Live Debut: Pretty Small

Peter Kafka at All Things Digital (yes, them again) compares viewer numbers of YouTube’s live broadcast this past Saturday night, a first for the online video site, with average network TV viewer totals.

I Want My MTV? Not Anymore, Music Promotion Moves to Web

Richard MacManus at ReadWriteWeb takes a closer look at how music promotion has moved from television to the web, specifically networks such as MySpace, Imeem and last.fm.

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