Twitter Link Roundup #74 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | February 17th, 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 a map of the world by the alphabet used in each country on the map. You’ll find a link to the large version of the map in the Design section below.

Small Biz 101: Tips, Resources on Crowd Sourcing – http://abcn.ws/gIWdbm

Saying “No” To Customers Can Save Your Company – http://bit.ly/eJjoxm

How small businesses and startups should deal with difficult customers – http://bit.ly/hzh6wj

crowdSPRING Aims To Change How Businesses Large & Small Buy Creative Services (Business Insider) – http://read.bi/f9icSR

How small businesses and startups should deal with difficult customers – http://bit.ly/hzh6wj

Saying “No” To Customers Can Save Your Company – http://bit.ly/eJjoxm

One of the best essays on recruiting a high performing team for your startup – http://awe.sm/5GRjI

Difficult is good (about working with “difficult” entrepreneurs) – http://bit.ly/i1ellP

Avoid Decision by Indecision – http://bit.ly/fh51qh

Startups in stealth mode need one piece of advice – http://bit.ly/hPY2q4

“The median net return to VC fund investors has not been positive for any vintage year since 1998″ – http://bit.ly/gGFzLY

Seed Stage Valuation Guide – http://bit.ly/fbAlds

Good summary of #EntUngpluggd event (by @yongshuling) – http://bit.ly/fqB1EE

Interesting perspective on company culture & office space (comparing zappos and 37signals offices) – http://bit.ly/fp5kzn

Good story by @JonCrawford about getting kicked out of Y Combinator & raising $1.5 million for Storenvy – http://bit.ly/gesCsE

Huffington Post thinks the Midwest may be the next Silicon Valley – http://goo.gl/LOezj

Remarkable valuation for Zynga – but their profits might actually justify it – http://on.wsj.com/gJR1eM

The Uneconomics Of Participation: Why Does Robert Write? – http://sto.ly/fEKUJi

Apple’s 30% subscription policy looks rough for publishers. Is Apple a bit too greedy? – http://bit.ly/fIDb10

Interesting to watch Google’s approach to its digital distribution model – compared to Apple’s – http://tcrn.ch/e2b79J

The Calvin & Hobbes Super-Stupendous Guide to Design – http://rzst.co/hwcDcL

Dear Designer, You Aren’t That Special – http://bit.ly/g059pi

A map of the world by alphabet. Truly fantastic. Can you name all of the scripts? – http://bit.ly/gOtoHI

Effective Color Palette and Color Scheme Generators – http://bit.ly/e6uCSV

25 Creative and Challenging Vector Poster Design Tutorials – http://bit.ly/hzQpPH

New Collection of Must-Have Paper Textures – http://bit.ly/hNZHOw

75+ Real Creative Movie Posters – http://bit.ly/gJMzAK

How to Design a Professional PowerPoint Presentation – http://bit.ly/gDVdBX

30 Great Popular Free Fonts – http://bit.ly/gwFudq

13 Tips on Designing Awesome Stickers That Sell More Products – http://bit.ly/h4Ga4z

Typography and Text Effects Photoshop Tutorials – http://bit.ly/eUj17w

Remarkable Résumé Designs – http://bit.ly/fvAJna

Educational Resources for Studying Graphic Design – http://bit.ly/gezlKd

How to Design Unique Business Cards – http://bit.ly/eDQ8CZ

Understanding Swiss Style Graphic Design – http://ow.ly/3RmPB

Clever Food Packaging for Your Inspiration – http://bit.ly/eekjur

Useful Typography Tips For Adobe Illustrator – http://bit.ly/h4Rrpb

40 Vintage ‘Bad Girl’ Movie Posters – http://bit.ly/gEufNU

105 Best Annual Report Design Inspiration – http://bit.ly/gjceUz

What is Copywriting and How is it Important for a Designer? – http://bit.ly/f3dfPJ

10 usability tips based on research studies – http://bit.ly/eZQgh6

Good post on the importance of immediate feedback and user experience – http://bit.ly/feuxgg

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

30 Great Popular Free Fonts – http://bit.ly/gwFudq

Behind the SwissAir Logo – http://j.mp/f1M6lE

Super Creative Logos – (Part ll) Symbolic & Iconic Logos – http://bit.ly/eJYBhB

40 Brilliant Examples of Sketched UI Wireframes and Mock-Ups – http://bit.ly/i2hgZV

30 Beautiful Nature Inspired Web Designs – http://bit.ly/hEaAuB

Landing Page Best Practices: the definitive guide (with infographics) – http://bit.ly/f2SgmK

17 Ways to Simplify ‘Sign Up’ — http://bit.ly/flZ55q

The Freedom of Fast Iterations: How Netflix Designs a Winning Web Site – http://awe.sm/5GQzz

Common Web Design Mistakes People Keep Making – http://bit.ly/hDLcxZ

CSS: Innovative Techniques and Practical Solutions – http://bit.ly/gt4py6

100 + Must Have Cheat Sheets & Quick References For Web Designers & Developers – http://bit.ly/e4dtyi

Landing Pages Design Tips and Examples – http://bit.ly/dH5Ya4

Spanish Design Student Creates Sleek New Spotify Gadget – http://tcrn.ch/i6LSOE

Bottle Packaging Designs – http://bit.ly/fZdCRL

Good look by the NYT at how Pixar makes animated movies – http://nyti.ms/gQ7qzC

Masked Vigilantes, Punk Rock, Customer Service & Why Apples Turn Brown – http://bit.ly/fxIi2C

Advances in robotics truly are amazing – http://youtu.be/-KxjVlaLBmk

SlideShare gives GoToMeeting competition with new browser-based broadcasts – http://tinyurl.com/64rmpu6

DARPA Crowd-Sourcing Combat Vehicle Design with Local Motors – http://bit.ly/e5KP5Z

When Factories Vanish, So Can Innovators http://nyti.ms/ehgEev

Why China should fear the Egyptian revolution – http://bit.ly/g6E4At

A little tease from @benkunz about fantastic 4G speeds – but it’s YEARS away – http://bit.ly/hg7Zpo

Archie Comics Go Digital With Graphic.ly – http://on.mash.to/ecUFoO

Good look at the Harley ad campaign crowdsourced through @VictorsnSpoilshttp://bit.ly/e9Vneq

World’s total CPU power: one human brain – http://bit.ly/gBw2vp

Inside look at the iPhone 5 and 6. As if you cared about such things – http://tinyurl.com/4vmcfw4

Borders is dead (it just hasn’t fully accepted their fate yet) – http://on.wsj.com/i1DN9i

Did we really need one more new way to text while driving? – http://bit.ly/hd0SQc

Fascinating look at what different types of people keep in their refrigerators – http://read.bi/fRxRgs

Brilliant –> Bohemian Rhapsody, 1 guy, Four Violins – http://post.ly/1cXxr

Where the name of every country comes from – http://j.mp/eHvUkQ

Jaw-dropping slow-motion footage shot at 2,564 fps – http://j.mp/fe5GVC

Funny Minimalist Movie Posters - http://bit.ly/fT4NkW

Reel Wisdom: Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes – http://post.ly/1cM3f

30 Examples of Commercial Photoshop Disasters – http://bit.ly/go2102

Tweet of the day (Brandflakes) – http://tinyurl.com/6kk87tu

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

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