StraightUpSocial News Links for 12/12/2008

YouTube Videos Pull In Real Money

Brian Stelter at The New York Times shares the success stories of a couple web producers who have quit their day jobs to become professional YouTube video producers, via the video sharing site’s partner program.

Could your Flickr photos make it big in Hollywood?

David Griner at The Social Path tells us about Jeremy Keith, who has unexpectedly found a bit of fame via a photo he posted on Flickr that was used in the Iron Man film.

$99 3G Netbook Tailor-Made For Mobile Blogging

James Lewin at Podcasting News has the details on RadioShack’s new 3G wireless mini-netbook/laptop, which is priced at $99.99 (when signed up for AT&T mobile contract) and may be the perfect holiday gift for the blogger/social-media-junkie on the go in your family.