Twitter Link Roundup #71 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | January 27th, 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 the Barreleye, one of the most unusual fish in the ocean. The Barreleye has a completely transparent head (so that it’s eyes, located inside the head, can detect available prey). More unusual transparent creatures in the Random Fun section below.

Best Practices and Tips for Restaurant Web Design –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Nurturing Wisdom –

Finding Cash for Your Start Up – Part 1 –

The Top 20 VC Power Bloggers Of 2010 –

How to Hire in Chicago –

How to Turn Disaster Into Gold –

Age doesn’t define whether someone can be a great leader –

Managing and Motivating Employees in Their Twenties –

Un-manage your employees –

Wanna Know What it’s Like Being a VC? –

Is Your Service Agile? –

Love this post about how bet the company and changed its revenue model –

Inc’s “The Way I Work” series makes it way to @garyvee. It’s a great one –

Useful new email service from amazon – allows you to leverage their experience to send bulk emails –

Entrepreneurs Unpluggd: Puts the Emphasis on Chicago Entrepreneurs’ Stories –

Guerrilla to Genius: 300+ Creative Advertising Campaigns –

Interesting foursquare infographic on check-ins in 2010 –

Happy for friends at Mullen. #3 on AdAge A-List –

Victors & Spoils on AdAge 10 to watch A-list –

In-House SEO: Integrating SEO into the Project Process –

How much more participation can you handle? –

Should you care about Quora? –

LinkedIn doing more w/ its ad model (but CTRs are embarrassingly low) –

New Startup Brings Strangers Together Over Social Meals –

Smart social media focused program by Miller High Life –

Not surprising to see foreign languages starting to dominate Twitter & English % decreasing –

5 Bad Google Ads: What Were They Thinking? –

100 Unique Business Cards Design Inspiration –

crowdSPRING designer interview – 12 Questions: Meet Aleksandar Macanovic (Serbia) –

Popular Movie Scenes Expressed by Typography –

Guidelines for Successful Communication With Clients –

Top 10 tutorials for designing a magazine cover like a pro –

35 Illustrator Icon Design Tutorials –

100 Unique Business Cards Design Inspiration –

68 Modern Typography Design Inspiration –

Stellar Branding Across Various Mediums –

1000+ Free Web 2.0 Photoshop Gradients in 25 Sets –

Creative and Artistic Poster Designs –

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) –

I’m in Logo Love: the new Comedy Central logo –

40+ UI Design Tools and Resources –

Time-Saving and Educational Resources for Web Designers –

Showcase of Beautiful (or Creative) E-Commerce Websites –

Best Practices and Tips for Restaurant Web Design –

Justin Maxwell gives some pretty interesting insights into the design philosophy behind –

30+Useful Example CSS3 Style (Really Useful CSS) –

All The Cheat Sheets That A Web Developer Needs –

Web Designs of 45 Bands and Music Artists –

The Scaling Fallacy and Web Design –

45 Useful jQuery Tutorials And Techniques For Better UI –

Fun industrial design: Unusual and Creative Designs of a Door Stop –

Impressive Aluminum Based Package Designs – 37 Packages –

Good to see innovation in delivering internet access to Africa (using voice control) –

British Engineer Designs Own Heart Valve Implant, Saves Own Life –

Google’s Elemental API Periodic Table –

Apple Post-Jobs May Lack Charisma, Maintain Success: Commentary –

Interesting debate – especially in the comments – about 3D movies –

American portion size, then vs now –

With increasing numbers of mobile apps, IP theft is becoming more common –

Pitcher Spurns $12 Million, to Keep Self-Respect –

The Short and Sweet Guide to Being Fucking Awesome –

The evolution of computer displays –

Dirks on Strategy: Web sources level field –

A compelling critique of the iconic MBTI personality test –

Revealing picture of how fucked Illinois is even compared to other troubled states like CA and NJ –

Batteries made from paper and rechargeable from humidity –

How Chicago’s clout culture stifles innovation –

11 see-through animals –

It’s no Joke: Duke Nukem Forever Trailer Revealed –

Pirate Crossword –

Sea Bed Hunting On One Breath –

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

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