Twitter Link Roundup #122 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | March 9th, 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 to the left is a photo taken from inside a musical instrument. More interesting photos taken inside musical instruments in the Other section below.

Image credit: Brjoern Ewers

Small Business Tips: Foreign Payments, The Patriot Act, OFAC, and you. – http://bit.ly/xW82GP

This is a good resource for email subject lines: http://bit.ly/yMwZPL

The Importance of Brand in an Era of Digital Darwinism – http://bit.ly/wo6iYn

Selling or Funding A Startup? Tips On Surviving Technical Due Diligence – http://bit.ly/A8h315

I’m getting sick of the bullshit – http://bit.ly/ysF40u

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? – http://bit.ly/yyHVDA

How are VCs paid (and should entrepreneurs care)? – http://bit.ly/w2B2Cy

The safe career path in the future – skip college and start a company – http://bit.ly/wT6yZZ

Why entrepreneurs don’t sleep well – http://perfor.ms/zJPjIZ

Why Startups Should Curate Content – http://bit.ly/yXHwyP

The Importance of Brand in an Era of Digital Darwinism – http://bit.ly/wo6iYn

Google’s Rules of Acquisition: How to Be an Android, Not an Aardvark – http://bit.ly/wLVxma

Entrepreneurs must learn to listen and others must learn to give constructive feedback – http://bit.ly/y9Q9WD

Four Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Warren Buffett – http://bit.ly/xN4EUz

Ambient Social Location Apps Will be Consumer Duds – http://rww.to/we3laJ

Always Go Home with the Lady Who Brought you to the Dance (about startup fundraising) – http://bit.ly/w0OJnx

One Year Later: How Google Panda Changed Our Business – http://tcrn.ch/wacRfO

Fred Wilson’s Latest Advice for Start-up Ninjas – http://bit.ly/wKhpMn

Customer Validation: What To Do Post Product/Market Fit – http://bit.ly/A5JiIo

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy – http://bit.ly/xzXcEz

Have Arrington and Conway screwed up big time with their investment in Highlight? – http://scoble.it/ACh25Z

Most Web Design Agencies Suck – http://bit.ly/w5AI2f

The Importance of Brand in an Era of Digital Darwinism – http://bit.ly/wo6iYn

30+ Extreme and Controversial Ads – http://bit.ly/zdMkIP

Did Facebook Just Kill Earned Media? – http://bit.ly/w6mLYR

Have Facebook Stores Flopped? – http://bit.ly/z02X9a

One Year Later: How Google Panda Changed Our Business – http://tcrn.ch/wacRfO

American Express transforms Twitter hashtags into savings for cardholders – http://bit.ly/A0lI7h

This is a good resource for email subject lines: http://bit.ly/yMwZPL

Google Is About Failure — The Failure Of Brands – http://onforb.es/y8A00y

E-commerce calls to action: 10 best practice tips – http://bit.ly/zL87Ec

The Collapse of Print Advertising in 1 Graph – http://bit.ly/wEET3j

Who Decides What Gets Sold in the Bookstore? – http://bit.ly/zYiF3R

Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help – http://bit.ly/yhe3Dp

20 Free Sans-Serif Fonts Licensed for Font-Face – http://bit.ly/wqWkNa

[Freebie] 15 Photoshop Watercolor Brushes – http://bit.ly/xpu1AW

50+ Amazing & Clever Examples of Alternative Movie Poster Design – http://bit.ly/zdgKdp

15 Wonderful Photoshop Poster Tutorials – http://bit.ly/wCBwrS

98 Intricate Ornate Swirl Patterns for Vibrant Designs – http://bit.ly/xVBrmu

Lasting Impressions: Unusual Business Cards That Will Definitely Be Kept – http://bit.ly/x15KP3

Creative New Drawing Illustrations – 34 Examples http://bit.ly/AyHVyg

30 Free Photoshop Tutorials for Graphic Designers – http://bit.ly/wKb5wd

Creative Packaging: 100 Artistic Bottles That Showcase Effective Branding – http://tinyurl.com/6f8umfq

35 Bottle Packaging and Label Designs – http://bit.ly/yFIgCX

25 Tried and Tested Retro & Vintage Photoshop Actions – http://bit.ly/zdJ9gp

30+ Inspirational Brochure Design: A Delightful Showcase – http://bit.ly/AzEwEX

36 vodka bottles for inspiration – http://bit.ly/yaz9qt

30 Uniquely Designed Business Cards – http://bit.ly/w8vkhC

70 Creative Moolicious Milk Packaging – http://bit.ly/yCb5BR

A Beginner’s Guide to Combining Multiple Fonts – http://bit.ly/wRNQhm

30+ Extreme and Controversial Ads – http://bit.ly/zdMkIP

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to 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

20 Free Sans-Serif Fonts Licensed for Font-Face – http://bit.ly/wqWkNa

30 Gorgeous Examples of Retro-Style Logo Designs – http://bit.ly/yiht0P

14 Best Web Design Trends of 2012 – http://bit.ly/yiAbkW

5 Tips To Designing A Winning “Buy Button” – http://bit.ly/zGn6TT

E-commerce calls to action: 10 best practice tips – http://bit.ly/zL87Ec

25 Examples of Parallax Scrolling in Web Design – http://bit.ly/xYZPqI

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dark Web Design – http://bit.ly/yQvq6z

Design Inspiration: Shopping Cart Design – http://bit.ly/zUBH3K

Web of Color: Bold and Beautiful Uses of Color in Web Design – http://bit.ly/Aq2GYX

30 Clean Website Designs for Inspiration – http://bit.ly/yvTf8B

Less is More: 32 Clean & Minimal Websites – http://bit.ly/yMTnt2

30 Highly Unusual Web Designs – http://bit.ly/xx1MZs

A Simple, Responsive, Mobile First Navigation – http://bit.ly/A701AK

Responsive Navigation Patterns – http://bit.ly/zwyv2d

Is There Ever A Justification For Responsive Text? – http://bit.ly/xe2c70

Where Do Good Ideas Come From? – http://bit.ly/yyHVDA

An 1895 map of the world’s religions – http://j.mp/z8hBzY

A fresh look at Apple’s new TV death-to-cable strategy – http://bit.ly/wTNQBO

How Many People Can Manhattan Hold? – http://nyti.ms/wrDiCA

Japanese, A Beautifully Complex Writing System – http://bit.ly/yOw8Zr

How Giant Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Does Business – http://read.bi/A7QwQ4

Corruption, Lies, and Death Threats: The Crazy Story of the Man Who Pretended to Invent Email – http://gizmo.do/wYdt0z

1 in 3 American kids are overweight, 50% will remain so as adults. Scary media & food consumption rates: http://bit.ly/ymqIYB

Connecting Nonprofits With Pro Bono Help – http://bit.ly/yhe3Dp

Beautiful photos taken INSIDE musical instruments – http://bit.ly/yfzmBu

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

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