StraightUpSocial News Links for 12/16/2008

Yahoo puts meat on Open Strategy bones

Stephen Shankland at CNET News reviews recent updates to Yahoo Mail, My Yahoo, and Yahoo’s media sites, which are the first wave of changes under the Yahoo Open Strategy.

Podcasting, n. Now Part Of The Definitive Record Of The English Language

James Lewin at Podcasting News shares the news that the word podcasting has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Bush Shoe-Dodging Video Already Watched More Than 5 Million Times On YouTube

Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch takes a closer look at the YouTube viewing stats of President Bush’s encounter with a couple of flying shoes.