Twitter Link Roundup #110 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | November 11th, 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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Secrets of The World’s Best Brands (with lessons for startups and small businesses) – http://bit.ly/vH0eSv

How to make crowdsourcing work for your business – http://bit.ly/tBptCa

Small business and startups: 5 great self-service HR resources – http://bit.ly/srgQsQ

Don’t Give Your Users Shit Work – http://bit.ly/um6vdx

How Little Brands Land Big Bang for Their Buck – http://bit.ly/u31htP

Five Things Small Businesses Should Know About Google+ http://bit.ly/pCVkFL

PR is mostly ineffective when companies step on social media landmines – http://bit.ly/t51SUy

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Colourbox – http://bit.ly/w4yHMr

SaaS CEOs: Measure Customer Engagement – http://perfor.ms/nC3PKZ

How to Scale Without Losing Savvy Customer Service – http://bit.ly/u9XiI4

Secrets of The World’s Best Brands (with lessons for startups and small businesses) – http://bit.ly/vH0eSv

Important for all entrepreneurs to understand: The Cult of “Great Product” – http://bit.ly/rXvmok

Nice guys finish last when it comes to leadership – http://bit.ly/w0GAC2

Small business and startups: 5 great self-service HR resources – http://bit.ly/srgQsQ

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – crowdSPRING – http://bit.ly/vPKcng

SaaS CEOs: Measure Customer Engagement – http://perfor.ms/nC3PKZ

26 Promising Social Media Stats for Small Businesses – http://bit.ly/tp8ksf

How Little Brands Land Big Bang for Their Buck – http://bit.ly/u31htP

Very shady, if true. Zynga Leans On Some Workers to Surrender Pre-IPO Shares – http://on.wsj.com/vadQeS

PR is mostly ineffective when companies step on social media landmines – http://bit.ly/t51SUy

From Deadpool to Acquisition: Lessons From Sprouter’s Almost Fail – http://bit.ly/rVFsFV

How to Scale Without Losing Savvy Customer Service – http://bit.ly/u9XiI4

Caution for Startup Kids – http://perfor.ms/orF04C

Don’t Give Your Users Shit Work – http://bit.ly/um6vdx

How to make crowdsourcing work for your business – http://bit.ly/tBptCa

With Iowa Startup Alliance, spaces to open doors to visiting entrepreneurs – http://j.mp/viu8jD

Secrets of The World’s Best Brands – http://bit.ly/vH0eSv

Not encouraging…teens have trouble communicating without the Internet – http://gaw.kr/vY7ROv

Clients are becoming more dissatisfied with their ad agencies, especially in digital – http://onforb.es/tpbIN6

Five Things Small Businesses Should Know About Google+ http://bit.ly/pCVkFL

PR is mostly ineffective when companies step on social media landmines – http://bit.ly/t51SUy

Is Klout crossing the line when it comes to privacy? – http://bit.ly/vW2P3x

Google+ Pages for Brands are underwhelming – http://bit.ly/tQI5ja

Britt Bulla on Crowdsourcing a Brand: Feed, Don’t Fear, the Crowd – http://bit.ly/rVVxR1

Amazingly, Ringtones Are Still A $2 Billion Business – http://read.bi/rES4on

Google+ Isn’t Going Away – http://nyti.ms/uRPMue

Why Google+ Pages Will Have a Huge Impact on the Way Brands Approach Social Media & Search – http://bit.ly/vsZbpm

Far too premature to reach this conclusion, but a few good thoughts … Google+ Is Dead – http://slate.me/uUFtxf

Report: Search To Dominate Mobile Advertising By 2015 – http://selnd.com/v1yv6F

Can A Twitter Account Be A Company Trade Secret? – http://bit.ly/vnSi17

Are We At An Inflection Point For Mobile Search? – http://tcrn.ch/uEvJtxv

Google May Penalize Ad Heavy Pages – http://selnd.com/tZzyU9

How Little Brands Land Big Bang for Their Buck – http://bit.ly/u31htP

Not surprising – Exclusive: Majority of YouTube views from Non-English audience – http://bit.ly/w0axSQ

25+ Clever Alcohol Ads – http://bit.ly/tZxly8

How to Effectively Handle Design Criticism – http://bit.ly/w4g0wM

70 Best Illustrator Tutorials From 2011 – http://bit.ly/rrdkQB

30 Worth Learning Text Effect Tutorials in Photoshop – http://bit.ly/v7kVHN

100+ Creative, Inspirational & Stylish Print Postcard Design Project Examples – http://bit.ly/vYKR4k

Design Inspiration: Brown Websites – http://bit.ly/rxi8Cm

Establishing Your Grid In Photoshop – http://bit.ly/ue0aiu

25+ Clever Alcohol Ads – http://bit.ly/tZxly8

Hilarious Caricature Illustrations – http://bit.ly/tWIYeR

25+ Creative Examples of Invitations – http://bit.ly/vnyF4f

Graphic Design Basics Part 2: Design Principles – http://bit.ly/sRWSjH

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+ Creative Login Page Designs For Inspiration – http://bit.ly/sogI6O

20 Funny Famous Logo Parodies/Interpretations – http://bit.ly/vumSAj

Amazing Logo Designs For Inspiration – http://bit.ly/sDJm3Y

35 Excellent Icon Design Tutorials – http://bit.ly/sBGgHN

45 Creative Sports Logo Designs Using Animals – http://bit.ly/tM0DPA

Logo Design: Bottles – http://bit.ly/vYKgY5

Create An eCommerce Landing Page In Adobe Photoshop – http://bit.ly/vmY0y9

An Introduction To Dark Website Design – http://bit.ly/w0xFqx

35 Best Website Designs – http://bit.ly/tp6Jbh

Redesigning The Country Selector – http://bit.ly/s8eKke

How to Design a Tour Page: Examples and Best Practices – http://bit.ly/vf9Pd3

20 Examples Of Creative Typography In Web Design – http://bit.ly/rKeuK8

An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability – http://bit.ly/uxEpPs

Tips in Using Handwriting Fonts for Stunning Web Designs – http://bit.ly/uuOL04

60 Examples of Responsive Website Design – http://bit.ly/sPhyzA

Beautiful and Inspiring Offices – http://bit.ly/vFTwCD

Three Great Decades: The Interesting History Of Apple – http://bit.ly/vNy8sA

3.5 million people still buy dial-up service from AOL – http://read.bi/sLNh2Y

Apple Headed for 60 Percent of Handset Industry Operating Profits – http://dthin.gs/uv3uBG

Helpful Advice from History’s Fastest, Most Prolific Authors – http://bit.ly/tmlzwI

Buy it now, for real: eBay to refer sales to nearby stores – http://cnet.co/tylEgo

Pandora CTO Reveals Half of The U.S. Pays $0 For Music – http://tcrn.ch/tOFwKy

Good explanation on why HBO has yet to sell separate steaming subscription – http://bit.ly/thgSdQ

Interesting data showing impressive growth for Spotify vs. its competitors – http://tcrn.ch/uDFhlT

Another knife in BlackBerry – Google ends support for BlackBerry gmail app – http://bit.ly/sar9CH

Modern Warfare 3 live action trailer is funny, says little about the game – http://ow.ly/7mczt

Impressive to see Vimeo with 150,000 paying customers – http://bit.ly/s8bFoc

US Dept of Interior launches a new crowdsourcing map portal – http://bit.ly/tZYYMc

Spain’s unemployment is 22.6 percent, the highest in the European Union – http://sto.ly/tw3r3v

Steve’s Last Laugh: Adobe Killing Off Flash For Mobile Devices – http://tcrn.ch/rVZnh4

How Much Rodent Filth Does the US FDA Allow In Your Favorite Food? – http://goo.gl/m6QKn

Square to allow card-free payments – http://bit.ly/sBEoLd

Of the 55M mortgages in America, more than 10M are reasonably likely to default – http://sto.ly/rwPyHt

WOW! What Are The Odds? [INFOGRAPHIC] – http://awe.sm/5ZG90

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

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