Twitter Link Roundup #50 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | August 5th, 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!

Small Business Marketing: Website Design Best Practices and Tips –

10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Small Business And How To Avoid Them –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Learn 2 Screen-Print –

Legal risks and dangers of $99 logo stores –

Optimizing your Customer Acquisition Funnel –

10 essential tools to get your new web-app off the ground –

Small Business Marketing: Website Design Best Practices and Tips –

Why software startups decide to patent … or not –

Optimizing your Customer Acquisition Funnel –

Why An MBA Could Kill Your Chance To Become A Great Tech Entrepreneur –

Idiocy and brilliance of American policy toward entrepreneurs –

Rethinking “F@#$ You Money” –

If You Build It, They Won’t Come –

Lessons from working for startups –

Interesting perspective on why New York City could never compete in tech –

Lead Investors, Dipshit Companies, and Funding Every Entrepreneur –

10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Small Business And How To Avoid Them –

Bootstrapped, Profitable & Proud: Github –

Legal risks and dangers of $99 logo stores –

Four social media lessons from the New York Times –

Social Media and Ant Colonies –

Media isn’t social –

Social isn’t media –

How to use social media for B2B marketing –

oes short term thinking miss the potential of social media? –

Anonymous online opinion (& identity of poster) protected under the 1st amendment –

The end of Google’s experiment with Wave as a standalone product –

Mad Man (why @bogusky left the ad business) –

nsightful ReadWriteWeb piece on Facebook Questions and impact of new feature –

How MBAs will shape the social-media landscape –

T-Shirts Designing: Ultimate Roundup of Tutorials and Inspiration –

I’m In Logo Love: Goodwill Logo Design –

The Top 5 Qualities of Productive Creatives (And How to Identify Them!) –

How the use of textures can improve your web design –

Thoughts on Designing for iPad –

How to Create a Professional Magazine Layout –

Brilliant Adobe Photoshop CS5 Tutorials From 2010 –

30 Inspiring Children Illustrations –

The Niceties & Standards of Real Estate Website Design –

An Effective Guide to Call to Action Buttons –

Noise and Textures in Photoshop –

41 Remarkable And Useful jQuery Plugins –

Tips for Designing for Colorblind Users –

The Four Phases of Design Thinking –

10 essential tools to get your new web-app off the ground –

How to Navigate Design by Committee –

30 Examples of Bold Typography in Web Design –

50 Great Examples of Extremely Awesome Typography –

Stupid vs Smart: Diesel Typography Advertisements –

Commonly Confused Bits Of jQuery –

40+ Well Designed E-commerce Icon Sets –

Showcase of Beautiful Transparent Plastic Business Cards –

Different types of Brochure Layouts –

Awesome Examples of Bridges Photography –

How the New York Times Creates its Infographics –

40 Dazzling Photoshop Abstract and Lighting Effects Tutorials –

Free Business Icon Pack: 256×256 Business Icons (26 icons) –

Showcase of Fresh Texture-Based Web Designs –

Effective Use Of Blog Sidebar Section – Inspiration And Tips –

How To Use Size, Scale, And Proportion In Web Design –

Typecasting: The Use (and Misuse) of Period Typography in Movies –

Core Art Skills: Part 6, Bringing It All Together –

25 Beautiful Image Styling Tutorials With CSS,jQuery –

Structures As Patterns and Textures: The Elements Of Design –

40 Cool Paper Toys Samples –

35 of the Best Facebook Fan Pages –

The Key to Non-Profit Website #Design: An Attempt for a Cause –

User Experience Resources for Front End Designers –

Web Design Inspiration: 40 Green Themed Websites –

46 Amazing Examples of Public Awareness Advertising –

Best of the Vector Web – July 2010 –

25 Beautiful Image Styling Tutorials With CSS,jQuery –

45 Stylish Posters –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Beginner’s guide to content strategy –

Family comes ashore after 7 years together at sea –

Why many designers are missing the point of the Guy Kawasaki book cover contest –

“We create as much information in 2 days now as we did from the dawn of man through 2003” –

Inspiration vs creativity can it be taught? –

Crowdsourcing Evolved: Using the Whole Crowd –

How the New York Times Creates its Infographics –

Microsoft Quashed Effort to Boost Online Privacy –

Google and Verizon in Talks on Selling Internet Priority –

Dyson fan –

Groupon blazes ahead w/ personalized deals –

The future of search & the death of SEO link building? Google’s latest search patent –

Historic Report: Solar Energy Costs Now Lower than Nuclear Energy –

New on the crowdSPRING blog “USA! USA! USA! (.gov)” –

What Laser Light Can Do to Your Precious DSLR Sensor –

Interesting thoughts on Mechanical Turk, crowdsourcing, & fair market pricing –

IDEO joins crowdsourcing movement –

Real time weather now available on Google Earth –

Women Attracted to Redshirts, Research Shows –

Jazz lovers – check out the great selection of streams at –

Peeing in the shower saves 1157 gallons per year –

10 Ridiculous iPhone Accessories –

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

image credit: Todd Barnard

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