Twitter Link Roundup #65 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | December 17th, 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 image above shows the enormous size of the African continent. You can fit most of the rest of the world into the African continent’s landmass. The full graphic is in the Fun section below.

Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups –

Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 –

What crowdsourcing can do for small business –

Seven Ways to Incorporate Crowdsourcing Into Your Business (from Entrepreneur) –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Point Guard College –

Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 –

Startup Advice From The Startup Mixologists Video –

Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups –

You’re Not an Entrepreneur –

Doing more vs. doing better –

Entrepreneurs should focus on financial models, not detailed biz plans –

Betting that things will stay the same is a bad bet. I am sure of that –

Determine How To Sell, Then Build –

What looks great today may suck tomorrow –

Talking to Customers Must be Part of Your Startup Culture –

What is the minimum viable product? –

I promised myself that, for a week, I would speak 75% less. Here’s what I learned –

A Silicon Bubble Shows Signs of Reinflating –

20 People Every Entrepreneur Should Follow On Twitter –

Good thoughts on why startups are struggling to hire people –

Seth Godin reminds us that we’re our own worst boss –

How Trivial Decisions Will Impact Your Happiness –

Business plans for entrepreneurs – Part III: refinement –

Focus on what you’re good at, and nothing else! –

Startup Bullshit Bingo – December 2010 Edition –

Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups –

Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 –

Seven Ways to Incorporate Crowdsourcing Into Your Business (from Entrepreneur) –

What if someone had to build a brand for … Santa? –

Nearly half of all Twitter users don’t read a word you say –

Smart post by @umairh about gamification and marketing –

Marketing trends –

The future of stories. The Internet is trying to tell us something –

The potential for iPad ads is great, as @edwardboches explains writing about WIRED’s app –

Branding in the Digital Age: You’re Spending Your Money in All the Wrong Places –

Magazine apps look cool. Problem is they have no audience, so who’ll pay? –

80+ Very Best Designed Billboard Ads –

Best Free Textures and Patterns of 2010 –

8 Cheat Sheet Wallpapers for Designers and Developers –

Design of the Decade 2010 –

65+ Beautiful Christmas Icons –

12 Stylish and Free Slab Serif Fonts –

80+ Very Best Designed Billboard Ads –

The Best Illustrations of 2010 –

50 Best Illustrator Design Tutorials From 2010 –

Compositing in Adobe Photoshop: Time-Saving Tips –

How To Create Detailed Gothic Linework Typography –

50 Smashing Christmas Card Photoshop Tutorials –

Design Principles of various companies – &

33 Creative Movie Posters of 2010 –

45 Elegant and Creative Typography Tutorials –

“What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces –

60+ Handwritten Fonts To Add Personal Typing Touch In Designs –

35 High Quality Photoshop Web Design Tutorials –

It’s never OK to copy someone else’s designs –

Vectips Best of 2010: Illustrator Tips and Tricks –

Outstanding post about the thinking behind the redesign of –

35 High Quality Photoshop Web Design Tutorials –

20 Beautiful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials –

Reasons why rapid prototyping works for creative projects –

Six Ways To Optimize Photoshop Performance –

Print That Tee, Kick Ass T-Shirt Designs –

40+ Examples of T-Shirt Designs –

30 Text Effects Tutorials of Photoshop –

A Quick Look Into Evocative Typography: Trends and Examples –

When is design done? –

Awesome Infographics Inspiration, Creative Examples –

Best Icon Sets Of 2010 You Would Not Want To Miss –

6 Tips to Making Great Flyers –

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

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

20 Cool Fonts Made Popular By Famous Brands –

Logo Design Trends for Big Companies –

12 Stylish and Free Slab Serif Fonts –

Logo Design: CMYK –

The New Big Ten Logo – Is it Love? –

25 Modern Navigation Solutions: Unique Designs & Awesome Effects –

18 Free UI Elements Packs for your Web Designs and Apps –

How to Convert a PSD Web Design to HTML and CSS –

How To Critique An Interface –

Why Web Designers Cannot Ignore SEO? –

3 Things Every Web Page Must Do for Success (Part 2) –

Visual Inspiration: 30 Clean and Elegant Web Designs –

Very cool – wrist band charger for powering small devices via USB port –

Does Your Organization Value User Experience –

Top Navigation vs Left Navigation: Which Works Better? – UX Movement –

Words are the soul of UX –

The Mercenary’s Guide to Effective Writing –

5 Questions with Brandon Copple (Groupon) –

Why small-biz owners like you should care about net neutrality –

40 great and beautiful flyer designs –

Forget the Cloud — It’s All About the Crowd –

Google trying to help people to help their parents with technology issues –

Crowdsourcing Implications for Medium and Large Businesses –

Love Love, Love Hate –

Why Apple doesn’t do “Concept Products” –

Groupon’s value to Chicago goes beyond Google deal –

Are they kidding? 43 page dress code manual at UBS AG? –

Determine How To Sell, Then Build –

“Time Warner Views Netflix as a Fading Star” –

Prediction for 2011: IBM computer will be the new Jeopardy champion! –

Success Is Not The Key To Happiness –

NFIB’s inside look at crowdsourcing (with @crowdSPRING) –

1968 Video of the first Computer Mouse –

The True Size of Africa –

A clever mashup featuring clips from 270 movies released in 2010 –

South Park makes me feel better about not understanding Inception –


The best (and worst) flying toys on the market –

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

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