Twitter Link Roundup #131 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | May 18th, 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 The Hulk, one of the characters in the film The Avengers (released a few weeks ago around the world). It’s a phenomenal film – I definitely recommend you see it. Look in the Other section below for an in depth article about special effects, the challenges, and how the special effects for The Avengers were created – it’s a terrific article.

Small Business Pinterest Starter Guide (10 tips & tricks on using Pinterest to increase sales) – http://bit.ly/JGEus8

There are many lessons SMBs can learn from Brands – http://bit.ly/5HA5Z6

Some small businesses find many ways to sabotage their own brands. Examples – http://bit.ly/pbltT9

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

Death by a thousand great ideas – http://bit.ly/IZejO5

Work harder on yourself than you do on your startup – http://dharme.sh/JtJjV2

Employee Referral Bonuses Are Pants on Head Stupid – http://bit.ly/JsXpEq

In war for talent, ‘brogrammers’ will be losers – http://bit.ly/IZkCBb

Think Twice Before Starting a Company – http://bit.ly/JNbL4t

Events for women programmers in Chicago – http://cwdevs.com

Good reminder about What Matters (to entrepreneurs) – http://bit.ly/JtdCJw

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet (and how integration kills innovation) – http://gizmo.do/L16cgK

Dear Mentor (thoughts from an intern about mentorship) – http://bit.ly/KFTSVP

Everyone’s Convinced That MBAs Are Useless, So Now Might Be a Good Time to Hire Them – http://bit.ly/J4akNE

Small Business Pinterest Starter Guide – http://bit.ly/JGEus8

Startup Swingers: Swapping Founders to Generate Fresh Ideas – http://ow.ly/1jP45A

Dear Mentee – http://bit.ly/J9igB3

Twitter Makes Better Recommendations of Whom to Follow – http://nyti.ms/J4aCEr

Inside Microsoft’s New Azure Accelerator — Will Redmond Get The Startup Mojo? – http://tcrn.ch/J9iA2B

Salesforce’s plan for opulent campus a costly debacle – http://reut.rs/KRuxWk

The paradigm shift continues to build momentum: Crowdfunding Hits $1.2 Billion – http://bit.ly/KYx15q

Small Business Pinterest Starter Guide – http://bit.ly/JGEus8

What Does Facebook’s $100 Billion IPO Mean for You? More Ads – http://slate.me/MkGOaZ

Advertising People Are The New Advertising Medium – http://onforb.es/KMj1yj

Are Those Little Sharing Buttons the Future of Online Advertising? – http://onforb.es/KRw3HY

The Facebook IPO: A Note to Mark Zuckerberg; or, With “Friends” Like Morgan Stanley, Who Needs Enemies? – http://bit.ly/JAgms8

Very smart look at why news media is collapsing – great analysis – http://bit.ly/JsVO1h

Good interview with David Armanoabout the future of digital media – http://bit.ly/JyMazC

India Set to Overtake US as Facebook’s Largest Market – http://bit.ly/J4dMI6

The paradigm shift continues to build momentum: Crowdfunding Hits $1.2 Billion – http://bit.ly/KYx15q

Can Quora build a for-profit version of Wikipedia? – http://bit.ly/KscmKd

Twitter is tracking you on the web – http://bit.ly/JAiKPF

Report: Google+ Engagement Down, 30% of Users Publicly Post Won’t Post Again – http://bit.ly/IYayVh

GM to stop advertising on Facebook – http://on.wsj.com/L8agSe

GM Says Facebook Ads Don’t Work, Pulls $10 Million Account – http://onforb.es/KM2cn4

Google Launches Knowledge Graph To Provide Answers, Not Just Links – http://selnd.com/KPxWaV

6 countries are clear leaders in smartphone adoption – stats in this report – http://bit.ly/MkIOQw

Warren Buffett investing in local newspapers. Says he wouldn’t touch most papers at any price – http://bit.ly/JjwC2X

Font Collection: Thin and Light – http://bit.ly/KFQIl3

9 New Free Fonts for Your Designs – http://bit.ly/KPAqGl

Mixed Grunge: Texture Pack – http://bit.ly/LJcCn7

35 Awesome Double-Sided Business Cards – http://bit.ly/McWWLs

Wow – what a creative way to show an infographic – http://bit.ly/JAbkvI

After Effects tutorials: 40 amazing projects! – http://bit.ly/KPAxlj

70 Creative And Innovating Business Card Designs You Must See – http://bit.ly/MezHRh

20 Stunning Typography Examples – http://bit.ly/KPABl5

10 Business Cards With Wow Factor – http://bit.ly/Mez5Lp

25 Amazing Photoshop Actions – http://bit.ly/KFQSJ6

Responsive Images and Web Standards at the Turning Point – http://bit.ly/J0xyD8

How to Design Awesome Infographics – http://bit.ly/KrZpjv

45 Most Creative Business Cards With Illustration – http://bit.ly/KPznGv

Telling stories with your designs – http://bit.ly/JNcRgF

Showcase of 50 Stunning Poster Designs – http://bit.ly/McXi4K

Is it Better to Be a Creative Generalist or a Specialist? – http://bit.ly/JhXvO0

60+ Beautiful Examples of Geometric Designs – http://bit.ly/KsLwkU

30 Stunning Blue Business Cards – http://bit.ly/KPANAQ

30 Creative business card designs – http://bit.ly/Ks09Fj

Free Texture Tuesday: 5 Vintage Paper Textures – http://bit.ly/Ks0mbr

The Font Wars: A Story On Rivalry Between Type Foundries – http://bit.ly/KFQY3m

40 Wonderful Gadget Design Tutorials for Photoshop – http://bit.ly/MezD44

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

Grayscale Inspiration: 50 Black & White Logos – http://bit.ly/LJagVe

Font Collection: Thin and Light – http://bit.ly/KFQIl3

47 Logo Designs That Will Build Powerful Reputation – http://bit.ly/KsLWId

90+ Awe-inspiring Photography Logos – http://bit.ly/J0xC5Q

9 New Free Fonts for Your Designs – http://bit.ly/KPAqGl

21 Fantastic Examples of Sliders in Web Design – http://bit.ly/MezLR1

How Colors Help Make Websites Successful – http://bit.ly/McX3GU

21 Awesome Bright and Colorful Websites – http://bit.ly/JMZcWR

30 Responsive Web Design and Development Tutorials – http://bit.ly/McXqkP

Ultimate Restaurant Website Design Guide To Make People Forget About Diet Constanly – http://bit.ly/KPzxxB

21 Best Websites for Teaching Yourself Web Development – http://bit.ly/JZVRm4

Free Zocial Button Set: Social CSS3 Buttons – http://bit.ly/KrZzaG

21 Fantastic Examples of Sliders in Web Design http://bit.ly/MezLR1

Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration – http://bit.ly/KMhUP0

Phenomenal post discussing (with examples) the animation for the movie The Avengers – http://bit.ly/IZnxKc

Amazon has democratized the book review process, according to latest research – http://tcrn.ch/KsJ8e6

Chinese Physicists Smash Quantum Teleportation Record – http://bit.ly/KjMaPe

GREAT Colbert interview with Maurice Sendak – part 1: http://bit.ly/KPsg0I and part 2: http://bit.ly/JN1q8C

A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity – http://nyti.ms/KMixIz

The Coming Meltdown in College Education & Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon – http://bit.ly/Mey6el

HOLD EVERYTHING. I may have found the best advert EVER – http://twitpic.com/9ks1p5

Big Omaha 2012 – 4 years in, it’s still the best conference you’ve never attended – http://tnw.co/Mesd0C

Robert Downey Jr.’s Shocking ‘Avengers’ Payday – http://huff.to/KZjXMU

What killed men’s hats? I love this theory – http://n.pr/KFSF10

Cost of Greek exit from euro put at $1tn – http://bit.ly/JyOhU6

Is there anything that cannot be built in Dubai? Here’re plans for an underwater hotel – http://bit.ly/JNb0rW

The Story of Send: what happens to email after u send? – http://goo.gl/ab8Um

13 Stunning Images from Space of World’s Most Impressive & Beautiful Glaciers – http://bit.ly/jWL43

Our blades are fucking great (funny ad for dollarshaveclub) – http://youtu.be/ZUG9qYTJMsI

A hybrid 500 horsepower Porsche – http://bit.ly/KsMFch

Rdio redesigns site, looks a heck of a lot like iTunes – http://bit.ly/Me2S7b

Good to see Walmart crowdsourcing product ideas – http://bit.ly/Jt7uB7

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

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