Twitter Link Roundup #72 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | February 4th, 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!

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Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups – http://bit.ly/leanpr

10 Common Small Business Mistakes & What You Can Learn From Them – http://bit.ly/gVIvOJ

Best Practices & Tips for Designing Awesome Restaurant Websites – http://bit.ly/h94W9W

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: River Moon Coffee Roasting Corporation – http://bit.ly/hb3Y61

4 Mantras For Small Business Owners To Follow – http://bit.ly/eRCF0e

Possible tax relief for small businesses coming in the U.S. – http://on.wsj.com/epJ5vM

Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups – http://bit.ly/leanpr

The 6 Essential Steps to Writing a Killer Press Release – http://bit.ly/dT37cl

Seth Godin on being unreasonable and standing out from the crowd – http://bit.ly/gFKCrP

Top 7 U.S. cities catching entrepreneurial fewer – http://bit.ly/fsyGbf

Good overview of lean software development – http://bit.ly/gLam4w

What dressing up vacuum cleaners as people has to do with better engineering time estimates – http://bit.ly/hcxgY5

The Top 10 Best Ways to Fail as an Entrepreneur – http://bit.ly/hzIqlh

What to learn from Groupon’s whopping 50% rev share – http://bit.ly/fx4Amo

How to Turn Disaster Into Gold – http://bit.ly/eBvZhQ

Startups, Think Again: Writing Code Is Not Your Biggest Challenge – http://bit.ly/gKpMky

Want to know why charging $12 / year converts higher than $9.99? – http://bit.ly/gN9yqw

Good advice for entrepreneurs looking to get attention for their new startup – http://bit.ly/fPjqbe

Some good advice about hiring employees – http://bit.ly/h98YCI

Cried from laughing at this lean startup parody video – http://bit.ly/hxx8Ct

Thinking about getting an MBA? Here’s one point of view why you shouldn’t – http://econ.st/hVNPry

Four great examples of social innovation happening right now – http://bit.ly/hTzXZ0

iPadonia and the coming ad rebellion – http://bit.ly/gbsgJ3

Messaging Trust and the Decline of Peers – http://bit.ly/dRfLXZ

Interesting move by Blekko to ban content farm search results – http://tcrn.ch/iczadj

Facebook ad performance…horrific is putting it nicely – http://j.mp/gyzIir

LinkedIn demographics & stats (100+ million members!) – http://slidesha.re/e0Uv8a

Tax Talk for Online Freelancers – http://bit.ly/fxUt4f

The Art of the Design Critique – http://bit.ly/dRhdnD

Tips for Creatives to Succeed on crowdSPRING – http://bit.ly/hebg5B

The Price is Right: Breaking Down the Design Process – http://bit.ly/g8pbGW

Unusual and Creative T-shirt Designs – http://bit.ly/fEiVCB

Round-Up of Photoshop CS5 Tutorials – http://bit.ly/g00ABL

Eight Ways to Combine Typefaces – http://bit.ly/fMOST3

Interview with a crowdSPRING designer: 12 Questions: Meet Clara Garnier (México) – http://bit.ly/hFDqVY

50+ Cool Snowboard Designs – http://bit.ly/gJ3bA1

85 Creative Vector Illustrations – http://bit.ly/eInbkY

Russian sausage art – http://j.mp/aZB3r

Making It a Mobile Web App – http://bit.ly/fSZDL4

100+ Examples of Artistic & Creative Resume Designs – http://bit.ly/hmTGEK

Great slide deck on designing mobile experiences – http://slidesha.re/c7wEae

40 Must Learn Text Effect Tutorials in Illustrator – http://bit.ly/fOT9Ww

350+ Free Textures – http://bit.ly/hoiVbF

How to Do a Quality Check When Choosing Fonts – http://ow.ly/3KayE

50 Fresh and Awesome Free Fonts – http://bit.ly/dYRo6R

Old Video Games Ads – Top 55 – http://bit.ly/gw9uRd

A Quick Look into Black and White Typography – http://bit.ly/h0qfml

Infographic: The 50 Most Popular Typefaces in the World – http://ow.ly/3NMkA

Dispelling myths about design and creativity – http://bit.ly/hfeyRB

27 Creative Candles – http://bit.ly/gpbGs3

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

50 Fresh and Awesome Free Fonts – http://bit.ly/dYRo6R

How to Do a Quality Check When Choosing Fonts – http://ow.ly/3KayE

Best Practices & Tips for Designing Awesome Restaurant Websites – http://bit.ly/h94W9W

Call To Action Buttons and the Psychology of Color – http://ow.ly/3HtLB

50 Free Web UI, Mobile UI, Wireframe Kits And Source Files For Designers – http://bit.ly/fIRcYG

40 Detailed Examples of User Interface Design – http://bit.ly/hdyjAZ

Simple tips for improving web typography – http://is.gd/3SHNXO

25 Examples of Subscription Forms and Buttons in Web Design – http://bit.ly/gHMANW

60+ Nature Inspired Website Designs – http://bit.ly/gK9OZD

Hand Drawn Style in Web Design – 40 Excellent Examples – http://bit.ly/gL8Zus

Is crowdsourcing the next step in outsourcing or a new way to collaboratively engineer products? – http://bit.ly/h3B2HR

Tools to Help You Learn Copywriting (or Get Better at It) – http://bit.ly/hMzH5r

The 6 Essential Steps to Writing a Killer Press Release – http://bit.ly/dT37cl

American Book Review’s list of the 100 best first lines from fiction – http://j.mp/gME0eb

Fascinating interview with Isaac Asimon about creativity, education and science – http://bit.ly/eleWrm

Tips for Creatives to Succeed on crowdSPRING – http://bit.ly/hebg5B

It turns out that not everyone likes the CAPS LOCK key – http://bit.ly/f7TUbp

British Engineer Designs Own Heart Valve Implant, Saves Own Life – http://bit.ly/hpcxK8

Moderate aerobic exercise in older adults improves memory – http://tw.physorg.com/215711877

Interesting … An AI system that can hear what you’re typing – http://bit.ly/ghFOKj

Google’s Elemental API Periodic Table – http://tcrn.ch/h2BdMy

Laptop History in Photos – http://bit.ly/f3i48x

Excellent account of how the Internet grew the porn industry & now threatens to cripple it – http://bit.ly/haepvF

India is a remarkable country. Some great photos showing a few highlights – http://bit.ly/eFpiyE

Nicely detailed article about the key business visionaries at Google – http://bit.ly/gm2CGs

Remarkable storage growth numbers for Amazon’s S3 service – http://bit.ly/fM5M1I

Beethoven reimagined as modern jazz, priceless – http://j.mp/eZfCYz

If accurate, an interesting twist on the iPhone/AT&T exlcusivity deal & bad sign about iPhone’s future – http://bit.ly/hxqmqs

Excellent idea to change education paradigms in U.S. schools (No Right Brain Left Behind) – http://bit.ly/gqUNmT

Volunteers translate Egyptian phone messages in real-time http://bit.ly/glTJvv

23 Completely Useless Signs – http://bit.ly/eF1GI7

The best online ad placement ever? – http://bit.ly/ghMq4w

Main reason why husbands are encouraging their wives to use Facebook – http://abcn.ws/gnWgmT

Great news for vegetarians. Taco Bell doesn’t have beef in their beef. Go for it – http://huff.to/f2GDUc

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

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