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! –

5 Essential Web Apps for the Lean Small Business –

Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 –

Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: –

Dave McClure’s unorthodox view on investing –

Thinking Out Loud: What’s Driving Groupon? –

How To Build A Marketplace From Scratch – @Mixergy interview with @crowdSPRING

Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 –

Good insight by @julien about how the definition of success has changed –

Why Your Startup Shouldn’t Hire a Marketer from Microsoft –

Real innovation comes from younger people –

Product Success and Innovation –

Legacy Will Kill You –

Custom job applications that landed jobs at 37signals –

An entrepreneur tells us how he screwed up his Google acquisition –

Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups –

Excellent post about gamification –

Why Your Startup Shouldn’t Hire a Marketer from Microsoft –

Ten Crowdsourcing Trends for 2011 –

DirecTV aims dog food at dog owners –

The future of messaging is real time and casual. email obsolete? –

How Twitter is Changing: A New Study Reveals Twitter’s New Direction –

More Than 700 Billion YouTube Videos Were Viewed in 2010 [STATS] –

Good analysis by @jowyang about Dachis Group acquisition of Powered –

Worldwide magazine ad share headed off a cliff. But you knew that –

Augmented reality ready to go mainstream? Forrester says yes –

How To Build A Marketplace From Scratch – @Mixergy interview with @crowdSPRING

56 Fresh And Intelligent Print Advertisements –

Improve Your Work Flow: Photoshop Cheat Sheets And Reference Cards –

Massive Collection of Best Photoshop Tutorials from 2010 –

Best Illustrator Tutorials from 2010 –

25 New Free High-Quality Fonts –

3 Deadly Sins of Print Design –

400+ High Quality Water Color Photoshop Brushes for Your Design –

50 Beautifully Designed Posters with Amazing Typography –

40+ Photoshop 3D Effects Tutorials You’ll Never Forget –

Top 50 Free Fonts Created in 2010 –

Business Card Designs: 150+ Latest Business Card Designs For Inspiration –

10 Most Bizarre Types of Typography –

20 Professional Brochure And Business Card Tutorials –

60+ Bizarre and Creative Business Cards –

20+ Creative Christmas Cards for Inspiration –

56 Fresh And Intelligent Print Advertisements –

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) –

15+ Helpful Articles to Make a Good Logo Design –

Top 50 Free Fonts Created in 2010 –

35 Creative and Beautiful Logo Designs Using Gradient Effects –

45 Interesting Examples of Big Backgrounds in Web Design –

Nice & Creative Website Headers for your Inspiration –

10 Reasons Your Web Design Sucks –

35 Awesome Music Website Designs For Inspiration –

An Introduction to HTML Prototyping –

Finest Adobe Fireworks Tutorials –

40 Useful Tools for Web Designers –

45 Awesome And Creative CSS Based Layouts For Inspiration –

Smart Collection of Innovative Packaging Designs –

Five UX antipatterns to avoid when designing Log-in & Registration areas –

Accessibility Tips for Better Navigation –

E-Commerce Copywriting: The Guide to Selling More –

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2011- The Winners –

Excellent article on ways the music industry has changed – The New Rock-Star Paradigm –

Ancient Maya Temples Were Giant Loudspeakers? –

A few tips on useful iPhone and OS X apps from the @37signals team –

Superb, deep review of Tron by @miconian, who deconstructs its mythology –

Opinions are like a-holes, everyone has them –

Four reasons Google is still Awesome (by @paultoo) –

Very short-sighted view of some of Google’s failures –

YouTube’s Ad of the Year. Sussex Seat Belt Ad with over 12 million views –

Rough times for Google TV, it appears –

Amazon selling 8 million Kindles this year, 60% more than predicted

Good rebuttal from Reed Hastings directed to people shorting Netflix stock –

Is there a lost civilization under the Persian Gulf? –

Very cool site from Google that lets you explore the human body via HTML5 –

Gadget people. Prepare to drool –

Why you shouldn’t deep-fry a gnocchi [really funny video]

A law firm’s holiday card poking fun at lawyers –

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

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