StraightUpSocial News Links for 1/5/2009

Facebook Is No Friend of Power.com

Claire Cain Miller at The New York Times reports on Facebook’s legal complaint against Power.com, which accuses the social network doorway site of copyright and trademark infringement (among other things) for inappropriately accessing Facebook user accounts. Power.com is reportedly moving towards using Facebook Connect to access its users’ accounts.

From geek to online guru

Tim Bradshaw at FinancialTimes.com takes a closer look at 3 people who have used social networking sites to find success.

Top Social Media Sites of 2008 (Facebook Still Rising)

Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch shares ComScore traffic data for the 20 most popular social media sites for 2008.