Twitter Link Roundup #47 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | July 15th, 2010

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about  logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!


The Legal Risks And Dangers Of $99 Logo Stores – http://bit.ly/dtxKJ3

Small business and startup tips: track your own customer service data – http://bit.ly/a4oBzL

10 Tips For Making Your Tagline Stand Out – http://bit.ly/10taglinetips

Buyer Beware: Generic Logo Design – http://bit.ly/arJADa

Can Killer Systems Make Up For Lack of Passion Or Vision? – http://bit.ly/dfUiDv

You probably do a bad job calculating risks – http://b.globe.com/9xRjxu

6 traits of successful small businesses, from Entrepreneur Magazine – http://bit.ly/bojKDx

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Zing! – http://bit.ly/aKESs7

The Legal Risks And Dangers Of $99 Logo Stores – http://bit.ly/dtxKJ3

Buyer Beware: Generic Logo Design – http://bit.ly/arJADa

But I Just Wanted To Be Fair… – http://bit.ly/b5NUjf

Three Kinds of People (from blog archives) – http://bit.ly/domTxJ

How to Create a Great Startup Office Space on a Bootstrap Budget – http://bit.ly/9cR2Lb

The Benefits of Top-Down Thinking & Why it is Critical to Entrepreneurs – http://bit.ly/aWEpVz

10 Tips For Making Your Tagline Stand Out – http://bit.ly/10taglinetips

Can Killer Systems Make Up For Lack of Passion Or Vision? – http://bit.ly/dfUiDv

How Do You Define “Startup”? – http://bit.ly/b9VIiy

Googley Principles – Not For Design Only (from the archives) – http://bit.ly/bIobak

You probably do a bad job calculating risks – http://b.globe.com/9xRjxu

Small business and startup tips: track your own customer service data – http://bit.ly/a4oBzL

11 Famous People Who Were In The Completely Wrong Career At Age 30 – http://bit.ly/GrFLZ

is “real” media missing the point of social media? – http://bit.ly/cGkgQZ

25 Cool Print Ads for Major Shoe Brands – http://bit.ly/9VBMPR

5 Tips for Managing Your Company’s Brand on the Web – http://bit.ly/aWf2vE

Not sure how long Old Spice can keep it up – but this is a BRILLIANT social media campaign – http://bit.ly/dcC0ba

What’s the future of advertising? @jtwinsor says the current agency model is broken – http://bit.ly/cxLerw

Six Digital Trends to Watch – http://bit.ly/bvuF26

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone, Or Else – http://bit.ly/ajG7ao

How to create a customer advocacy program (to scale social media) – http://bit.ly/axg59R

10 Tips For Making Your Tagline Stand Out – http://bit.ly/10taglinetips

25 Cool Print Ads for Major Shoe Brands – http://bit.ly/9VBMPR

A Showcase Of Amazing Prints Ads – http://bit.ly/bPMWr8

Social Media Policy: The Good, Bad & Ugly (Fast Company) – http://bit.ly/d1ECDS

Nice writetup by @rww about how the @oldspice videos are being created – http://bit.ly/aHjxdj

Bob Garfield writes about crowdSPRING and crowdsourcing in today’s AdvertisingAge article – http://bit.ly/bv0njn

The Legal Risks And Dangers Of $99 Logo Stores – http://bit.ly/dtxKJ3

13 Google Chrome Extensions To Simplify Web Designer’s Life – http://bit.ly/djq5Gz

gCons: Free All-Purpose Icons for Designers and Developers (100 icons + PSD) – http://bit.ly/auAEhG

Buyer Beware: Generic Logo Design – http://bit.ly/arJADa

Colour Patterns: a large repository of background patterns – http://bit.ly/cuw2fU

30 Useful Frameworks for Designers – http://bit.ly/bUy9d5

Top-Pick Tutorials: Logo Design – Creation and Process – http://bit.ly/ansC9Y

Multicultural web design – http://bit.ly/aYC2dv

When Designers And Developers Work Together – http://bit.ly/dpeli4

25 Completely Free Fonts Perfect for @fontface – http://bit.ly/95NCds

Logos are Dead? – http://bit.ly/cjYJXk

25 Cool Print Ads for Major Shoe Brands – http://bit.ly/9VBMPR

12 Tools To Reevaluate And Analyze Your Web Design – http://bit.ly/cCUyjS

Ultimate Roundup of Best Photoshop Wallpaper Tutorials – http://bit.ly/aJ540M

Examples of Solid Colors in Web Design – http://bit.ly/atv96t

Drag And Drop Everything With 30 Handy jQuery Plugins – http://bit.ly/aP74j0

Examples of Solid Colors in Web Design – http://bit.ly/atv96t

What are the Origins of the World’s Most Important Typefaces – http://ow.ly/28oMX

Phone Fans Look to Design the Future – http://bit.ly/aKHTOb

Must Have Dark Textures Pack for Designers – http://bit.ly/aXAhvI

Typography: 80+ Inspiring Creative Designs – http://bit.ly/cauR5f

Making Sense of Color Codes – http://bit.ly/aYAlyu

I’m In Logo Love: The Big Ten Logo Design – http://bit.ly/dyDo53

A Showcase Of Amazing Prints Ads – http://bit.ly/bPMWr8

40 Stunning Premium and Free Tumblr themes – http://bit.ly/dhAqQ1

Usability makes the world work better – http://bit.ly/aR75DE

Noupe: 40 Terrific Works of Art Made From Common Trash – http://bit.ly/aeh26Q

Working Within Mobile UI Design Limitations – http://bit.ly/d6E8Qy

250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 2) – http://bit.ly/9ysHs7 | part 1 – http://bit.ly/8ZQ1aK

Super Stylish CSS Footers – http://ow.ly/29WDI

Designing A Facebook Fan Page: Showcases, Tutorials, Resources – http://bit.ly/cALiGq

Design is History: a nice, comprehensive resource covering the history of design – http://bit.ly/b87ldw

Showcase of Beautiful Photography – http://bit.ly/cO0Sjt

4 Dangerous Mistakes Web Designers Make When Presenting Content – http://bit.ly/aFvD8x

Tips and Inspiration on Creating a Great Website Footer – http://bit.ly/bspDBE

Redesigning Your Website: Are you Making the Right Move? – http://ow.ly/2axr7

Fresh From The Oven: 30+ Tasty & Unbelievable Cake Designs – http://bit.ly/aWvrDN

Meet Your Type: A Field Guide to Typography (52 pages, PDF) – http://bit.ly/azJ46b

Empty Space: 40+ Stunning Minimalistic Book Covers – http://bit.ly/avu8DN

Content Organization: Deciding What Matters Most – http://bit.ly/8YN25H

Web Design: Awesome Magazine Style Sites – http://bit.ly/cDVmVh

Improve Your Skills: 25 jQuery Beginner Tutorials Roundup – http://bit.ly/9FBIqS

12 Tools To Reevaluate And Analyze Your Web Design – http://bit.ly/cCUyjS

25 Cool Print Ads for Major Shoe Brands – http://bit.ly/9VBMPR

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/1ySfi

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/XTLkS

Writing for the Web: Improve Your Skills in 9 Easy Steps – http://bit.ly/9USuUS

Content Organization: Deciding What Matters Most – http://bit.ly/8YN25H

10 Tips For Making Your Tagline Stand Out – http://bit.ly/10taglinetips

4 Dangerous Mistakes Web Designers Make When Presenting Content – http://bit.ly/aFvD8x

11 Famous People Who Were In The Completely Wrong Career At Age 30 – http://bit.ly/GrFLZ

Bob Garfield writes about crowdSPRING and crowdsourcing in today’s AdvertisingAge article – http://bit.ly/bv0njn

DIY fun through the centuries…. (from blog archives) – http://bit.ly/cwLqKI

Phone Fans Look to Design the Future – http://bit.ly/aKHTOb

Showcase of Beautiful Photography – http://bit.ly/cO0Sjt

Lebron decision was a PR fiasco – but this response from Cav owner is stupid – http://bit.ly/bbEI8l

UberCab: Roll In Style With On Demand Car Service – http://bit.ly/cuD0pr

Cool way for Seth Godin to celebrate his 50th birthday by “giving it” to @charitywaterhttp://bit.ly/92IUSt

crowdSPRING on NPR: The Crowdsourcing Dilemma – http://bit.ly/c8OQq6

Gravity doesn’t exist (as least according to one scientist) – http://nyti.ms/dyJXXE

World cup final inspiration – Monty Python “The Philosophers’ World Cup” – http://youtu.be/92vV3QGagck

Weird Nature Photography: Transparent Animals – http://bit.ly/9aL5gd

The top 10 soccer commercials ever made – http://bit.ly/a9NLbc

The Octopus says Spain will win the World Cup – http://bit.ly/ce9dkw

My next life – by Woody Allen – http://bit.ly/dsmMwJ

You know you wanna be Canadian – http://youtu.be/mWQf13B8epw

Creepy Manipulations – http://bit.ly/a0AKxH

Comedian Nails Heckler With The Best Comeback Ever – http://huff.to/bmTvw4

“I am the fucking prince of darkness mate”. Ozzy, as Darth Vader, records TomTom directions – http://bit.ly/c4bmrd

I hope you enjoy these links! Please leave a comment and let me know what you liked/didn’t like.

image credit: Luc Legay

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