Twitter Link Roundup #69 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | January 13th, 2011

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 an outstanding collection of black and white photographs taken by Vivian Maier, a street photographer whose work was discovered at an auction in Chicago. Her fascinating story is in the Other section below.

Crowdsourcing Examples in Business –

crowdSPRING’s latest small biz newsletter: lean marketing, social media, crowdsourcing & more –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: D.I.Y. Wholesale Flowers –

List of hosting choices by yc startups –

Going to raise VC at some point? Here’s a short primer on process, people & deck –

VC’s apparently are increasingly nervous about early stage investments –

Women-Run Tech Startups –

When They Are Throwing Money At You –

10 Rules for modern collaboration –

What’s next for social media marketing (slides) –

Celebrities in Advertising Are Almost Always a Big Waste of Money –

Crowdsourcing Examples in Business –

One-way, outbound, non-conversational messages still work –

Reeses Pieces, E.T. and Product Placement in Movies –

The Price of Unwanted Ad Clicks –

A Tale of Two Thank You’s from a Customer Experience Perspective –

60 Examples of Sports Ads –

Beautiful & Creative Use of Typography in Print Ads –

30 Fresh Packaging Design for Your Inspiration –

15 Most Intriguing Video Photoshop Tutorials –

Interesting historical perspective on how the computer has changed the design industry –

The need for critique to be constructive & not an uneducated rant –

139 Impressive Typography Design Inspiration –

How Much Money Do Designers Make? –

25 High Resolution Denim Textures –

60 Pixel Perfect Examples of Advertising Banners –

20 Excellent 3D Typography Tutorials –

40 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials For Designing Posters –

60 Examples of Sports Ads –

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) –

30 Inspirational Asian/Oriental Themed Logo Designs –

100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands –

For the Love of Logos: Tips, Resources, and More –

10 Tips for Optimizing Web Form Submission Usability –

How Can Web Design Affect A Website’s Bounce Rate? –

10 Valuable Tips and Tricks for Designing HTML Emails –

40 Beautifully Designed Search Boxes to Inspire you –

Applying a Clean & Imageless Design to an Article – Part I –

8 useful sites for web developers –

Resource Roundup: 10+ Sources for Web Background Patterns –

30 Fresh Packaging Design for Your Inspiration –

Dutch designer creates series of flexible, pliable wood furniture –

Myspace’s UX-Induced Death –

Three Ways Writers Evolve Over Time –

The State of the Crowdsourcing Union, 2011 –

Google dropping support for H.264 in Chrome –

Interesting perspective on Google’s decision not to support H.264 –

Why we overrate our intelligence, attractiveness, and skill –

20 searches shootout, bing comes out on top –

Some fun history here… Oldest Computer Ads –

Game of Her Life – humbling read about a 14-year-old Ugandan chess prodigy –

Extraordinary story of undiscovered, self-taught 20th century photography master Vivian Maier –

Incredible Video of Flash Flood Washing Away Cars In Queensland –

24: The Unaired 1994 –

Phenomenal. Snowboarding Alaska’s backcountry from 7.7 thousand feet –

Fun poke at press releases by @Lifeisamitch

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

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