Twitter Link Roundup #117 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | January 27th, 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 a fun look at bottled water from Apple – if Apple made bottled water. That post, and other interesting posts are in the “Other” section below.

Crowdsourcing: a 7+7 Primer (tips for businesses on leveraging crowdsourcing) –

Starting a new biz with a friend? Good interview with @mike_samson about biz w/ friends –

Women Small Business Owners – America’s New job Creators [infographic] –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Studyers –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Twittapolls –

The One “Process” Every Startup Should Have –

Love this post and agree 100% about need to promote intense debate among teams –

Starting a new biz with a friend? Good interview with @mike_samson about biz w/ friends –

ExcelerateLabs ranked in the top Startup Incubators by Forbes –

Silicon Valley’s New Secret Weapon: Designers Who Found Startups –

“If Willy Wonka built a financial institution, instead of a chocolate factory, it would look something like Square.” –

You’re Mentoring the Wrong Way –

These Guys Launched A Startup For Entrepreneurs And Then Got Turned Away By Entrepreneurs –

When has a consumer startup hit product/market fit? –

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy –

The best definition of entrepreneurship, in 25 words –

Venture capital investing hits 10-year peak, sparking bubble talk –

To Find Happiness, Forget About Passion –

Crowdsourcing: a 7+7 Primer (tips for businesses on leveraging crowdsourcing) –

Online Ad Spending to Surpass Print for First Time in 2012 –

Mobile-Ad Spending Projected to Reach $2.61B in 2012 –

Pinterest Demographic Data: The Marketers Guide to People Who Pin –

Facebook Now Earns 23% More Per Impression Than In Q1 2011 –

Why Startups Shouldn’t Hire PR Firms –

Big Firms Try Crowdsourcing –

Study: Why Do People Use Facebook? –

I don’t agree w/ @benkunz – obscure price increases that trick customers are not brilliant –

Why You Ought to Throw Away Your Vanity Metrics for These 5 Customer Metrics –

Google+ demographics are predictable –

Interesting post from @bbhlabs about the digital revolution & whether we’ve overstated its impact –

Crowdsourcing: a 7+7 Primer (tips for businesses on leveraging crowdsourcing) –

50 Hilarious Printed Ads Guaranteed To Make You Laugh –

25 New Fonts for Graphic & Web Designers – Download Now –

40 Superb Free Fonts for Your Next Typographic Project –

50 Great Adobe Photoshop Tutorials That Every Designer Should Know About –

25 Most Recently Released Illustrator Text Effect Tutorials –

10 Creative Brochure designs –

29+ ways to stay creative –

250+ Free Distinct Geometric Patterns –

12 Creative Web Applications for Creative People –

33 Free and Lovely Heart Brushes for Photoshop –

Showcase of Creative Booklet Designs –

35 Stylish Wine Label Design Examples –

50 Superb Real Life Examples of Retro Typography –

Stand Out Among Freelancers by Communicating with Your Client –

30 Latest Photoshop Poster Tutorials –

Typography Inspiration: Bottle caps –

17 Astonishing Minimalist Business Cards Designs –

New High Quality Drawing Illustrations – 31 Examples –

40+ Cool and Creative Bicycle Designs –

Typography in Advertisments –

50 Hilarious Printed Ads Guaranteed To Make You Laugh –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template tco use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

From Concept to Completion: 50 Examples of the Logo Design Process –

15 Brilliant Tutorials On How To Design A Logo –

21+ Useful Logo Design Tutorials for Photoshop and Illustrator –

5 Cliché Logo Design Trends to Avoid –

25 New Fonts for Graphic & Web Designers – Download Now –

60+ Latest Logo Designs for Logo Design Inspiration –

22 Conceptual Logos that Convey the Right Message –

25 Attractive Multicolor Logo Designs –

50 Examples of Animal Logo Design –

Logo Design: 36 Emblems & Badges –

50 Fantastic Examples of CSS-Based Websites –

Why Black and White Pictures are Good for Web Design –

CSS Tools for Designers and Developers –

What Successful Products Teach Us About Web Design –

30 Clean and Light Website Designs –

Landing Pages Guide 101: Create Landing Pages that Work –

35 Minimal Web Designs –

Current Trends in Social News Website Design –

25 Glorious Charity and Non-Profit Web Designs –

50 Fantastic Examples of CSS-Based Websites –

25 Corporate Websites for Design Inspiration –

Unusual Color Combinations to Make Website Design Unique and Unconventional –

10 Most Useful Music Services, Sites and People –

How U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work –

If you’re curious how wi-fi was invented and developed, read this article –

25 Crazy Facts About The Human Body –

Facing Another PR Disaster: Google Accused Of Fraudulently Undermining A Kenyan Startup –

Obama Administration Comes Out Against SOPA And Protect IP –

A very touching video about the mind of an autistic child. The parents’ dedication is so pure –

Amanda Hocking, the writer who made millions by self-publishing online –

Snapshot of the computer market, with and without iPad –

The future of education –

The top 1% – what jobs do they have? –

Steve Ballmer Reboots –

Alter Ego: Portraits of Gamers Next to Their Avatars –

Ladies Home Journal to crowdsource content for its magazine –

If Apple Made Water –

Can Technology Transform Education Before It’s Too Late? –

Stack Overflow search results are interesting – especially the very low referrals from everyone but Google –

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


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    Such a interesting post.. Thanks for share it with re tweet link details.

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