StraightUpSocial News Links for 11/26/2008

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Social Networking Traffic Up as Advertising Falls Flat

Mike Shields at MediaWeek reports on a new report by market research firm IDC showing that advertising initiatives are struggling on busy social networking sites. The IDC report offers insights for using effective advertising.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better… But in This Case, We Believe It Is

The YouTube Team announces the release of its new widescreen video player.

25 Different Uses For FriendFeed

Mike Fruchter, via louisgray.com, shares an extensive list of ways to utilize the powers of FriendFeed.

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