Twitter Link Roundup #85 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | May 12th, 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 an energy drink bottle design. More creative and fun bottle designs in the Industrial Design section below.

 

 

Good thoughts on teams and accountability – http://bit.ly/lALnai

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: The Umbrella Initiative – http://bit.ly/jiMpTp

Excellent read for entrepreneurs – How to Avoid the Passion Trap – http://bit.ly/lGCRwh

Outstanding post by @azaaza & good read for entrepreneurs – You Are Solving The Wrong Problem – http://bit.ly/lkiTBM

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Network After Work – http://bit.ly/jbbV5T

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs: in praise of train schedules – http://bit.ly/mdenKO

Good thoughts on teams and accountability – http://bit.ly/lALnai

Your idea is overrated – http://bit.ly/lwQk0j

Working Together Is Better Than Working Alone – http://sto.ly/kiUUKZ

The Co-Founder Mythology – http://bit.ly/klG5nF

Innovation calls for face to face contact – http://bit.ly/lHqzxT

Marketing Inspiration: 100 Clever and Creative Advertisements – http://bit.ly/ipJfBi

Facebook sponsored ads fare better than FB traditional ads – http://rww.to/kjh4As

Good article arguing that cause marketing is worth the risk for brands – http://bit.ly/lpnu2S

Not surprising that more affluent consumers use social networks differently – http://bit.ly/l9xdjt

28 Creative Automotive Advertisements – http://bit.ly/mAEdBL

Good article on ranking algorithms & inner workings of Yandex (Russia’s Google) – http://ht.ly/4Ml0b

Agencies want Facebook to provide better analytics. I hope they don’t hold their breath – http://bit.ly/mL0fCW

Excellent WIRED article about Quora and the challenges Quora faces moving forward – http://bit.ly/mcxdhw

Interesting perspective arguing that focus on ROI is dangerous because it ignores advertising creative – http://bit.ly/mEOcw7

Confusion about what to measure and definition of success continues to hold back social media spending – http://cnet.co/lfIcCo

15 Useful Infographics For Designers And Developers – http://bit.ly/mAZxmN

Top 10 Most Notoriously Hated Fonts – http://bit.ly/m3YFCl

25 Tutorials for Creating Detailed Graphical Text Effects – http://bit.ly/lZtR2H

30 Stunning & Creative Uses of Typography in Print Ads – http://bit.ly/mmjB41

66 Desirable Photoshop Brush Sets For Creating Colorful Lighting Effects – http://bit.ly/m6fdnN

15 Useful Infographics For Designers And Developers – http://bit.ly/mAZxmN

41 Free Texture Packs – http://bit.ly/jqT1Cc

crowdSPRING’s designer interview – 12 Questions: Meet zaxgarner (USA) – http://bit.ly/l50Nd9

28 Creative Automotive Advertisements – http://bit.ly/mAEdBL

Best of, Free Vector Business People Silhouette Packs – http://bit.ly/maC1B3

Professional Practices They Don’t Teach You In Art School: Portfolio – What Do You Really Need In It! – http://bit.ly/lNsVFZ

33 Tutorials to Design Your Own Business Cards – http://bit.ly/jbnvYX

Ultimate Collection of Free Feather Photoshop Brushes – http://bit.ly/iCFdZr

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

40 Awesome Music-Inspired Collection of Logo Designs – http://bit.ly/lsMn9S

Top 10 Most Notoriously Hated Fonts – http://bit.ly/m3YFCl

24 Smart Logo Color Designs – http://bit.ly/lx3giW

Creating a Logo: Sketchpad to #Illustrator (Process) – http://bit.ly/iNeUG7

50 Seriously Awesome and Creative Contact Forms – http://bit.ly/k3iKjz

Effective Website Help Systems: Tips and Examples – http://bit.ly/mBvpSC

Innovative Techniques To Simplify Sign-Ups and Log-Ins – http://bit.ly/jIxDJ1

39 Ridiculous Things To Do With CSS3 Box Shadows – http://j.mp/fPDH0O

Creative Packaging: 100 Artistic Bottles That Showcase Effective Branding – http://bit.ly/kJ26Vf

Industrial Design Web Links Review April – Design Juices http://bit.ly/jq41JH

34 Examples Of Vodka Bottle Designs – http://bit.ly/ijZYjJ

Seth Godin on why access to easy self publishing changes the book publishing industry – http://youtu.be/zXGAAvGoXMc

‘Crowd’ backs start-ups, artists – http://bit.ly/jGIU2K

If accurate, remarkable projections of how much Kindle contributes to Amazon’s revenues/profits – http://bit.ly/jYrrFK

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

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