StraightUpSocial News Links for 12/29/2008

The Future Of Social Search (Or Why Google Should Buy Facebook)

Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch shares his thoughts on how an integration of Google and Facebook could yield a useful social search platform.

Digging In To MySpace And Facebook’s (Projected) Slump In Ad Sales

Tameka Kee at paidContent.org takes a closer look at eMarketer’s revised ad spending projections for MySpace and Facebook.

50+ iPhone Apps to Enhance Your Photo and Video Experience

Jennifer Van Grove at Mashable offers up a thorough list of apps to “satisfy aspiring iPhone photographers and videographers.”