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 – http://bit.ly/leanmarketing

Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 – http://bit.ly/crowd2011

What crowdsourcing can do for small business – http://youtu.be/dWW1pooYLD8

Seven Ways to Incorporate Crowdsourcing Into Your Business (from Entrepreneur) – http://bit.ly/f1fEFG

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Point Guard College – http://bit.ly/eHsurQ

Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 – http://bit.ly/crowd2011

Startup Advice From The Startup Mixologists Video – http://techco.tl/eCf2Ty

Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups – http://bit.ly/leanmarketing

You’re Not an Entrepreneur – http://bit.ly/gd0iVi

Doing more vs. doing better – http://bit.ly/hxLkEp

Entrepreneurs should focus on financial models, not detailed biz plans – http://bit.ly/ic4hAp

Betting that things will stay the same is a bad bet. I am sure of that – http://bit.ly/h9cfwO

Determine How To Sell, Then Build – http://ow.ly/3nkK6

What looks great today may suck tomorrow – http://bit.ly/hD0yX6

Talking to Customers Must be Part of Your Startup Culture – http://ow.ly/3l8fs

What is the minimum viable product? – http://bit.ly/g6TpBP

I promised myself that, for a week, I would speak 75% less. Here’s what I learned – http://cot.ag/hVP3zp

A Silicon Bubble Shows Signs of Reinflating – http://nyti.ms/fjq2Si

20 People Every Entrepreneur Should Follow On Twitter – http://read.bi/hJXnCu

Good thoughts on why startups are struggling to hire people – http://bit.ly/dZ22yU

Seth Godin reminds us that we’re our own worst boss – http://bit.ly/i4M5jN

How Trivial Decisions Will Impact Your Happiness – http://bit.ly/gyipB0

Business plans for entrepreneurs – Part III: refinement – http://bit.ly/fE3y6V

Focus on what you’re good at, and nothing else! – http://bit.ly/eXM8OS

Startup Bullshit Bingo – December 2010 Edition – http://bit.ly/fLPKxp

Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups – http://bit.ly/leanmarketing

Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 – http://bit.ly/crowd2011

Seven Ways to Incorporate Crowdsourcing Into Your Business (from Entrepreneur) – http://bit.ly/f1fEFG

What if someone had to build a brand for … Santa? – http://bit.ly/g9dyXR

Nearly half of all Twitter users don’t read a word you say – http://bit.ly/fecNsP

Smart post by @umairh about gamification and marketing – http://bit.ly/fj0wCR

Marketing trends – http://bit.ly/dXPoy1

The future of stories. The Internet is trying to tell us something – http://bit.ly/gTWZGG

The potential for iPad ads is great, as @edwardboches explains writing about WIRED’s app – http://bit.ly/hfsm0L

Branding in the Digital Age: You’re Spending Your Money in All the Wrong Places – http://bit.ly/g6Hzyo

Magazine apps look cool. Problem is they have no audience, so who’ll pay? – http://tinyurl.com/28bjxpa

80+ Very Best Designed Billboard Ads – http://bit.ly/gOH1sX

Best Free Textures and Patterns of 2010 – http://bit.ly/dK8Nci

8 Cheat Sheet Wallpapers for Designers and Developers – http://bit.ly/fBfIPn

Design of the Decade 2010 – http://j.mp/gUrLGB

65+ Beautiful Christmas Icons – http://goo.gl/Cy3O2

12 Stylish and Free Slab Serif Fonts – http://bit.ly/gRZS4d

80+ Very Best Designed Billboard Ads – http://bit.ly/gOH1sX

The Best Illustrations of 2010 – http://bit.ly/eIKvkN

50 Best Illustrator Design Tutorials From 2010 – http://bit.ly/guYEvQ

Compositing in Adobe Photoshop: Time-Saving Tips – http://bit.ly/hVoI11

How To Create Detailed Gothic Linework Typography – http://bit.ly/hEmuGh

50 Smashing Christmas Card Photoshop Tutorials – http://bit.ly/i3U3CL

Design Principles of various companies – http://bit.ly/fzGqJo & http://bit.ly/hpn2yF

33 Creative Movie Posters of 2010 – http://bit.ly/hr2Kgk

45 Elegant and Creative Typography Tutorials – http://bit.ly/fvM3f4

“What Font Should I Use?”: Five Principles for Choosing and Using Typefaces – http://bit.ly/fFRRLZ

60+ Handwritten Fonts To Add Personal Typing Touch In Designs – http://bit.ly/hrLeHk

35 High Quality Photoshop Web Design Tutorials – http://bit.ly/dQG1So

It’s never OK to copy someone else’s designs – http://nyti.ms/h9ZMjO

Vectips Best of 2010: Illustrator Tips and Tricks – http://bit.ly/gfw3tw

Outstanding post about the thinking behind the redesign of 37signals.com – http://bit.ly/ed3li6

35 High Quality Photoshop Web Design Tutorials – http://bit.ly/e6suLE

20 Beautiful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials – http://bit.ly/hclqMt

Reasons why rapid prototyping works for creative projects – http://bit.ly/eXKARP

Six Ways To Optimize Photoshop Performance – http://bit.ly/fKM8SF

Print That Tee, Kick Ass T-Shirt Designs – http://bit.ly/h0bfzm

40+ Examples of T-Shirt Designs – http://bit.ly/faHorr

30 Text Effects Tutorials of Photoshop – http://bit.ly/h7llqz

A Quick Look Into Evocative Typography: Trends and Examples – http://bit.ly/gmS4Nd

When is design done? – http://bit.ly/haHigk

Awesome Infographics Inspiration, Creative Examples – http://bit.ly/hbIlBZ

Best Icon Sets Of 2010 You Would Not Want To Miss – http://bit.ly/hGDOYE

6 Tips to Making Great Flyers – http://bit.ly/f4F5Mw

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template tco 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

20 Cool Fonts Made Popular By Famous Brands – http://bit.ly/dMGPJu

Logo Design Trends for Big Companies – http://bit.ly/gWkqGM

12 Stylish and Free Slab Serif Fonts – http://bit.ly/gRZS4d

Logo Design: CMYK – http://bit.ly/fE14Rw

The New Big Ten Logo – Is it Love? – http://bit.ly/f3SQSl

25 Modern Navigation Solutions: Unique Designs & Awesome Effects – http://bit.ly/e16psm

18 Free UI Elements Packs for your Web Designs and Apps – http://bit.ly/gAirZH

How to Convert a PSD Web Design to HTML and CSS – http://bit.ly/f1ceJZ

How To Critique An Interface – http://bit.ly/fJ5RWq

Why Web Designers Cannot Ignore SEO? – http://bit.ly/h97Bcb

3 Things Every Web Page Must Do for Success (Part 2) – http://ow.ly/3p3Yg

Visual Inspiration: 30 Clean and Elegant Web Designs – http://bit.ly/hfnZSK

Very cool – wrist band charger for powering small devices via USB port – http://bit.ly/fjy6u2

Does Your Organization Value User Experience – http://bit.ly/hUm6Dc

Top Navigation vs Left Navigation: Which Works Better? – UX Movement – http://bit.ly/fCbLbQ

Words are the soul of UX – http://bit.ly/fmFT6U

The Mercenary’s Guide to Effective Writing – http://bit.ly/fPHOO3

5 Questions with Brandon Copple (Groupon) – http://bit.ly/hfHdBY

Why small-biz owners like you should care about net neutrality – http://bit.ly/ie7vYj

40 great and beautiful flyer designs – http://bit.ly/gjugz8

Forget the Cloud — It’s All About the Crowd – http://j.mp/ejW34a

Google trying to help people to help their parents with technology issues – http://bit.ly/g6vDSv

Crowdsourcing Implications for Medium and Large Businesses – http://bit.ly/fMOisp

Love Love, Love Hate – http://bit.ly/elNkTc

Why Apple doesn’t do “Concept Products” – http://bit.ly/eioV8Q

Groupon’s value to Chicago goes beyond Google deal – http://bit.ly/eT8zNd

Are they kidding? 43 page dress code manual at UBS AG? – http://j.mp/gayMTd

Determine How To Sell, Then Build – http://ow.ly/3nkK6

“Time Warner Views Netflix as a Fading Star” – http://nyti.ms/dGyT95

Prediction for 2011: IBM computer will be the new Jeopardy champion! – http://nyti.ms/epxBZX

Success Is Not The Key To Happiness – http://bit.ly/eHA27A

NFIB’s inside look at crowdsourcing (with @crowdSPRING) – http://youtu.be/dWW1pooYLD8

1968 Video of the first Computer Mouse – http://post.ly/1JmoE

The True Size of Africa – http://bit.ly/hcgs1p

A clever mashup featuring clips from 270 movies released in 2010 – http://bit.ly/dTY755

South Park makes me feel better about not understanding Inception – http://on.io9.com/encKWM

BEST. BANNER. AD. EVER – http://bit.ly/iiBA3D

The best (and worst) flying toys on the market – http://slate.me/eC6hQ7

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

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