Twitter Link Roundup #66 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | December 23rd, 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 is from the movie Tron: Legacy, which opened last week.  Look in the OTHER section below for an excellent review of the movie with a superb discussion of why the sequel missed an opportunity to do what the original Tron movie did – introduce innovative ideas about technology.

Ten small business tax planning tips for 2010! – http://bit.ly/ebMB6T

5 Essential Web Apps for the Lean Small Business – http://on.mash.to/fZJxLt

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

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

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: SkiTown.com – http://bit.ly/dFsjCL

Dave McClure’s unorthodox view on investing – http://bit.ly/hznSKj

Thinking Out Loud: What’s Driving Groupon? – http://bit.ly/hIfBwv

How To Build A Marketplace From Scratch – @Mixergy interview with @crowdSPRINGhttp://bit.ly/gxU1rB

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

Good insight by @julien about how the definition of success has changed – http://bit.ly/dEvvAZ

Why Your Startup Shouldn’t Hire a Marketer from Microsoft – http://bit.ly/hWYjiU

Real innovation comes from younger people – http://bit.ly/gCJGDL

Product Success and Innovation – http://goo.gl/fb/k7Fwz

Legacy Will Kill You – http://ow.ly/3rlDW

Custom job applications that landed jobs at 37signals – http://bit.ly/ejreJW

An entrepreneur tells us how he screwed up his Google acquisition – http://bit.ly/gIyCh8

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

Excellent post about gamification – http://bit.ly/fy8nxz

Why Your Startup Shouldn’t Hire a Marketer from Microsoft – http://bit.ly/hWYjiU

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

DirecTV aims dog food at dog owners – http://tinyurl.com/2ctslya

The future of messaging is real time and casual. email obsolete? – http://nyti.ms/dYlII6

How Twitter is Changing: A New Study Reveals Twitter’s New Direction – http://read.bi/gInjQG

More Than 700 Billion YouTube Videos Were Viewed in 2010 [STATS] – http://on.mash.to/fgQGBd

Good analysis by @jowyang about Dachis Group acquisition of Powered – http://bit.ly/fQZ1Xl

Worldwide magazine ad share headed off a cliff. But you knew that – http://tinyurl.com/2ft7dgl

Augmented reality ready to go mainstream? Forrester says yes – http://nyti.ms/eM2zRZ

How To Build A Marketplace From Scratch – @Mixergy interview with @crowdSPRINGhttp://bit.ly/gxU1rB

56 Fresh And Intelligent Print Advertisements – http://bit.ly/gDvgxq

Improve Your Work Flow: Photoshop Cheat Sheets And Reference Cards – http://bit.ly/g2Tfva

Massive Collection of Best Photoshop Tutorials from 2010 – http://bit.ly/hFcwNb

Best Illustrator Tutorials from 2010 – http://bit.ly/f0Wfto

25 New Free High-Quality Fonts – http://bit.ly/hAdcOY

3 Deadly Sins of Print Design – http://cot.ag/109Mzw

400+ High Quality Water Color Photoshop Brushes for Your Design – http://bit.ly/glVn4n

50 Beautifully Designed Posters with Amazing Typography – http://bit.ly/dT9rap

40+ Photoshop 3D Effects Tutorials You’ll Never Forget – http://bit.ly/i03LDO

Top 50 Free Fonts Created in 2010 – http://bit.ly/hwqeNK

Business Card Designs: 150+ Latest Business Card Designs For Inspiration – http://bit.ly/ged8Zs

10 Most Bizarre Types of Typography – http://bit.ly/hV6WkV

20 Professional Brochure And Business Card Tutorials – http://bit.ly/feGUNX

60+ Bizarre and Creative Business Cards – http://bit.ly/eqJHAt

20+ Creative Christmas Cards for Inspiration – http://bit.ly/g8OAfG

56 Fresh And Intelligent Print Advertisements – http://bit.ly/gDvgxq

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

15+ Helpful Articles to Make a Good Logo Design – http://bit.ly/dSVpCo

Top 50 Free Fonts Created in 2010 – http://bit.ly/hwqeNK

35 Creative and Beautiful Logo Designs Using Gradient Effects – http://bit.ly/ifgH3L

45 Interesting Examples of Big Backgrounds in Web Design – http://bit.ly/er3RAM

Nice & Creative Website Headers for your Inspiration – http://bit.ly/id1fje

10 Reasons Your Web Design Sucks – http://bit.ly/f81cxZ

35 Awesome Music Website Designs For Inspiration – http://bit.ly/fzfa7y

An Introduction to HTML Prototyping – http://bit.ly/hcQBlp

Finest Adobe Fireworks Tutorials – http://bit.ly/eWhoag

40 Useful Tools for Web Designers – http://ow.ly/3rDxM

45 Awesome And Creative CSS Based Layouts For Inspiration – http://bit.ly/he05Bc

Smart Collection of Innovative Packaging Designs – http://bit.ly/gB5GUg

Five UX antipatterns to avoid when designing Log-in & Registration areas – http://bit.ly/hgRPbK

Accessibility Tips for Better Navigation – http://bit.ly/eeOgD8

E-Commerce Copywriting: The Guide to Selling More – http://bit.ly/dSSxka

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2011- The Winners – http://bit.ly/hqo4FY

Excellent article on ways the music industry has changed – The New Rock-Star Paradigm – http://on.wsj.com/ff23ZW

Ancient Maya Temples Were Giant Loudspeakers? – http://bit.ly/e93FPp

A few tips on useful iPhone and OS X apps from the @37signals team – http://bit.ly/fwffKm

Superb, deep review of Tron by @miconian, who deconstructs its mythology – http://tinyurl.com/2ahnlm8

Opinions are like a-holes, everyone has them – http://t.co/U83Ex98

Four reasons Google is still Awesome (by @paultoo) – http://bit.ly/gQm7Oh

Very short-sighted view of some of Google’s failures – http://tcrn.ch/hA1daa

YouTube’s Ad of the Year. Sussex Seat Belt Ad with over 12 million views – http://bit.ly/hm2vcx

Rough times for Google TV, it appears – http://nyti.ms/foH5YK

Amazon selling 8 million Kindles this year, 60% more than predicted http://bit.ly/gpkfad

Good rebuttal from Reed Hastings directed to people shorting Netflix stock – http://bit.ly/h25PTg

Is there a lost civilization under the Persian Gulf? – http://bit.ly/hRNlso

Very cool site from Google that lets you explore the human body via HTML5 – http://bit.ly/fblRrH

Gadget people. Prepare to drool – http://ow.ly/3rnr4

Why you shouldn’t deep-fry a gnocchi [really funny video] http://bit.ly/i7GfhM

A law firm’s holiday card poking fun at lawyers – http://j.mp/hG1bim

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

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