Afternoon Links: October 22, 2010

1. A giant leap for social networking: An astronaut just checked in to a space station on Foursquare.

2. Boone from Lost thinks Obama lifted the drilling moratorium too soon. If he says it, it must be true…

3. Researchers at the Iowa State University have calculated how much society pays for crimes. Apparently, each murder committed in the United States costs the country $17,252,656.

4. How are “killer election apps” changing the face of politics?

5. The War on Potatoes begins.