Twitter Link Roundup #115 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | January 5th, 2012

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 taken in Takotna, Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 9, 2011. The green in the sky is the aurora borealis. More phenomenal photos from 2011 are in the Other section below.

10 New Years Resolutions For Small Businesses and Startups – http://bit.ly/t7wmEP

Small Businesses and Startups: Worst. Advice. Ever. – http://bit.ly/v6SwXL

Five Tips To Improve Employee Performance Reviews – http://t.co/qujdIQZk

Radio Still Good Advertising Option for Small Business – http://t.co/oVRqihB3

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: CorpsAfrica – http://bit.ly/x2iA7L

The ideal product manager – http://perfor.ms/uK2qJu

Stop whining and start hiring remote workers – http://bit.ly/vviGal

Good suggestions on handling customer service questions and issues – http://sto.ly/whZCLX

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Flightwise/ MyRadar Mobile Apps – http://t.co/5TTMqMLJ

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: NinjaDog Concepts – http://t.co/JVMH0TfV

Small Businesses and Startups: Worst. Advice. Ever. – http://bit.ly/v6SwXL

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not? – http://t.co/83e0h2kS

Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers – http://t.co/b5DHvVmz

The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives – http://onforb.es/zZqYcZ

My advice to startups pitching the media – http://perfor.ms/vbXP8P

Five Tips To Improve Employee Performance Reviews – http://t.co/qujdIQZk

Some Thoughts On The IPO Market For Web Companies (by @fredwilson) – http://t.co/WzfBvutC

Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (and beyond) – http://t.co/2Y3XJq2G

The ideal product manager – http://perfor.ms/uK2qJu

There’s Only One Thing In Life You Can Control: Your Own Effort – http://read.bi/u32aYq

CEC’s Startup Forecast – “Never been a better time to start a company in Chicago” – http://t.co/8FckJve9

Mocked And Misunderstood – http://t.co/ubJCMtdq

Experienced entrepreneurs preserve equity – http://perfor.ms/uquQlD

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Eboo Patel – http://bit.ly/ynsVZA

Good suggestions on handling customer service questions and issues – http://sto.ly/whZCLX

Stop whining and start hiring remote workers – http://bit.ly/vviGal

10 New Years Resolutions For Small Businesses and Startups – http://bit.ly/t7wmEP

The State of Social Marketing 2011 – 2012 – http://t.co/38z8IOAc

Has Twitter caused journalism to turn narcissistic? – http://bit.ly/vod6qk

Advertising Isn’t Dead – The Creative Process Is – http://bit.ly/u34ztJ

Advertising Firms Need To Be Downsized Before They Become Too Dumb For Their Own Good – http://t.co/niRIhwhx

End of an Era: The Golden Age of Tech Blogging is Over – http://t.co/CvUPSIRf

SEO Pricing: 600+ Agencies Share Costs of Services & Pricing Models – http://mz.cm/yeySyi

How Google+ Is Changing the Web, Even Though No One Wants It To – http://bit.ly/zeoG6J

Mobile Users Split on Check-In Services – http://t.co/deg6RQp4

Social network addiction around the world (Israelis are the most addicted) – http://t.co/RAXUY6kd

So great to see such strong support for interesting KickStarter projects (espresso machine) – http://t.co/tx9eiUln

Strong and prompt response from FedEx – good to see – to the monitor throwing video – http://t.co/1xMPCASl

Good to see Yelp/BWM integration – but are we heading to app overload in cars? - http://t.co/Idyq5U4L

The media’s fixation on size (Google+ vs. Facebook) is misguided. Why do we continue to obsess about size? – http://bit.ly/tSXmCi

Last Collection Of Creative Ads For 2011 – http://t.co/nA8Drm2Y

45 Creative Alcohol Advertisements – http://t.co/aafNlnRe

65 Free Fonts for Graphic Designers – http://bit.ly/vUwZRj

Best Of 2011: 40 Detailed Photoshop Icon Design Tutorials – http://t.co/zhcReo9P

Top 50 Photoshop Tutorials of 2011 – http://t.co/54BJzrkP

35 Amazing Book Covers From 2011 – http://t.co/l05ClXha

50 Useful and Detailed Photoshop Web Layout Tutorials – http://t.co/x9XS0uFN

50 Excellent Text Effects Tutorials in Adobe Illustrator – http://t.co/EbSqm2Fb

Last Collection Of Creative Ads For 2011 – http://t.co/nA8Drm2Y

Best Of 2011: 70 Beautiful And High Quality Free Textures – http://t.co/aL3jtSd8

45 Creative Alcohol Advertisements – http://t.co/aafNlnRe

35+ Hilarious, Epic & Nerdy Print Poster Design Inspirations – http://bit.ly/sMrAlt

Freelacing vs Agency Life – http://t.co/twbVrxJd

Palette Trends of the 21st Century – http://t.co/6736ep9n

4 Simple Steps To Make Silhouettes Using Photoshop – http://t.co/8ngY2YwA

Background Pattern Design Trends And An Inspirational Showcase – http://t.co/FVfB4cSB

35 Beautiful Brochure Designs – http://bit.ly/uIg1Nx

25 Brilliant Sports Advertisements – http://bit.ly/xoiwEY

20 Creative & Wicked Awesome Print Music Poster Design Inspirations – http://t.co/DOxRBixE

Introduction To Designing For Windows Phone 7 And Metro – http://t.co/Ov6LyyK1

Mind-Bending Facts About Colour Perception – http://t.co/5OpJCIMl

25 Useful And Free Fonts To Download – http://t.co/0nqFzw60

5 Tools to Help You Identify any Font – http://t.co/qYSOf1qV

15+ Illustrator Tutorials on Retro Text Effects and Vintage Lettering – http://t.co/F3o3Nz7i

Cool business card designs – http://bit.ly/uGgTaC

60 Absolutely Stunning Typography Projects – http://bit.ly/tlzD61

10 Superb Wedding Invitation Ideas – http://t.co/D6cHlx4q

25 Must Have Social Media Icon Packs For Web Designers – http://t.co/I1Y8RR3a

25+ Resources for Starting a Freelance Photography Business - http://t.co/CtNi6VDf

30 Very Creative Business Cards Which Will Amaze You – http://bit.ly/yh7Lor

25 Groovy Cover Up Tattoos – http://t.co/fqdRpA5p

30 Unique Movie Poster DesignTutorials for Graphic Designers – http://bit.ly/vnu3XC

20 Useful Tools, Stencils and GUI Kits for Android Developers – http://bit.ly/s5Y7t6

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

65 Free Fonts for Graphic Designers – http://bit.ly/vUwZRj

25 Useful And Free Fonts To Download – http://t.co/0nqFzw60

Logo Design: Cats – http://bit.ly/vZFx4Y

40 Examples of Music Logo Design – http://bit.ly/rKFLSz

Showcase of Creative Logos – http://bit.ly/AAKxk6

21 Inspiring Custom Made Logos – http://t.co/Fdpvke2g

36 Restaurant and Food Logos to Increase Your Appetite – http://t.co/BLorQx4P

Logo Design: Numbers – http://t.co/WkGgoRm9

Faces – 22 Clever Logos That Inspire – http://t.co/G2NFJpUV

Doors and Windows – 20 Clever Logo Designs – http://t.co/5KCTKD7R

20 Artistic Logos Inspired by Line Art Technique! – http://t.co/XjSiTefa

Our 50 Favorite Web Developers Resources and Tools from 2011 - http://t.co/3mVDO9T0

The 50 Most Useful jQuery Plugins from 2011 – http://t.co/87YCktyM

Best Of 2011: Best Useful jQuery Plugins And Tutorials – http://t.co/Ar5RhpSq

50 Interesting Navigation Menus – http://t.co/P3gay1pj

10 Crimes a Web Designer can Commit on Call to Action Pages – http://t.co/kTKY28oH

44 Photoshop Web Design Layout Tutorials – http://t.co/sZ2cnL73

Line25 Sites of the Year: The Best Designs of 2011 – http://bit.ly/vJd3Q2

Web Design Trends in 2012 – http://t.co/xJpxU5MA

18 Useful Web Usability Testing Tools – http://bit.ly/vDgm1K

Usability Tips and Tools for the Visually Impaired on the Web – http://t.co/gKxWstzO

Web design predictions for 2012 – http://t.co/uNGmSsKG

40+ Fresh jQuery Image and Content Sliders Plugins – http://bit.ly/v72j5F

20+ Examples of Perfect Landing Page Design – http://t.co/6L2oH2Ge

Best practice in e-commerce design – http://t.co/Z0iklNMJ

Front-end Style Guides – http://t.co/iqxUaRtx

How To Create An Effective FAQ For Your Website – http://bit.ly/vZTrCf

6 Outstanding Wireframe Resources to Inspire Your Next Design – http://bit.ly/tMlz8b

30 Examples of Using Background Patterns in Web Design – http://bit.ly/uaRiOD

Freebie: Free Vector Web Icons (91 Icons) – http://bit.ly/w2rctu

Web Design Mistakes and How to Solve Them – http://bit.ly/vJcg0y

50 Rules for Dads of Daughters – http://bit.ly/xpaHV5

DSLR’s days are numbered. Great post about future of cameras – http://bit.ly/ADqmDx

The Funniest T-Shirt Designs of the Decade – http://t.co/x5TA06uP

War. Disaster. Death. Hope. The Year in Pictures: Some remarkable images – http://t.co/8bw7bVDp

The 50 funniest tweets of 2011- http://t.co/w2K8VLBW

Web helps level the field – http://t.co/Reqnh0mu

2011 tech highlights – from @waltmossberg - http://t.co/lEimgcGA

An Essay on Realistic Space Combat – http://t.co/yfLbLvb4

Microsoft done with CES after this year. Tech tradeshows days are numbered – http://t.co/9U1mLPT5

MIT begins offering “credential” for free online courses. This will shake up education – http://t.co/g9eaks9y

This will give you pause – income inequality in America visualized as physical map of NYC – http://t.co/ezHuA36U

Amazon Says Long Term And Means It - http://t.co/qIjWO2gC

The best engineering flow chart ever – http://t.co/Kf3QeVpm

The Butcher & Larder whole animal butcher shop in Chicago - http://t.co/2AQNcFA6

Nick Bilton proves FAA’s restrictions on electronics during take-off & landing not based on science – http://t.co/CztuVTPg

~$41 billion has been lost or is likely to go unspent in gift cards issued since 2005 – http://sto.ly/uKLhrn

For The 3d Week, Kindle (Incl. The Fire) Sales Have Surpassed 1 Million Per Week – http://t.co/fdp5wPOy

There are far too many writers – and that’s bad news for writers (except those at the top) – http://bit.ly/vShKq2

AI will change our relationship with tech – http://bbc.in/sL1yUH

This is wild. A contact microphone, a hard surface, and some software – http://youtu.be/erz-9f4M9B4

Fantasy vs reality – http://bit.ly/uwIgQS

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

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