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) –

There are many lessons SMBs can learn from Brands –

Some small businesses find many ways to sabotage their own brands. Examples –

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

Death by a thousand great ideas –

Work harder on yourself than you do on your startup –

Employee Referral Bonuses Are Pants on Head Stupid –

In war for talent, ‘brogrammers’ will be losers –

Think Twice Before Starting a Company –

Events for women programmers in Chicago –

Good reminder about What Matters (to entrepreneurs) –

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet (and how integration kills innovation) –

Dear Mentor (thoughts from an intern about mentorship) –

Everyone’s Convinced That MBAs Are Useless, So Now Might Be a Good Time to Hire Them –

Small Business Pinterest Starter Guide –

Startup Swingers: Swapping Founders to Generate Fresh Ideas –

Dear Mentee –

Twitter Makes Better Recommendations of Whom to Follow –

Inside Microsoft’s New Azure Accelerator — Will Redmond Get The Startup Mojo? –

Salesforce’s plan for opulent campus a costly debacle –

The paradigm shift continues to build momentum: Crowdfunding Hits $1.2 Billion –

Small Business Pinterest Starter Guide –

What Does Facebook’s $100 Billion IPO Mean for You? More Ads –

Advertising People Are The New Advertising Medium –

Are Those Little Sharing Buttons the Future of Online Advertising? –

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

Very smart look at why news media is collapsing – great analysis –

Good interview with David Armanoabout the future of digital media –

India Set to Overtake US as Facebook’s Largest Market –

The paradigm shift continues to build momentum: Crowdfunding Hits $1.2 Billion –

Can Quora build a for-profit version of Wikipedia? –

Twitter is tracking you on the web –

Report: Google+ Engagement Down, 30% of Users Publicly Post Won’t Post Again –

GM to stop advertising on Facebook –

GM Says Facebook Ads Don’t Work, Pulls $10 Million Account –

Google Launches Knowledge Graph To Provide Answers, Not Just Links –

6 countries are clear leaders in smartphone adoption – stats in this report –

Warren Buffett investing in local newspapers. Says he wouldn’t touch most papers at any price –

Font Collection: Thin and Light –

9 New Free Fonts for Your Designs –

Mixed Grunge: Texture Pack –

35 Awesome Double-Sided Business Cards –

Wow – what a creative way to show an infographic –

After Effects tutorials: 40 amazing projects! –

70 Creative And Innovating Business Card Designs You Must See –

20 Stunning Typography Examples –

10 Business Cards With Wow Factor –

25 Amazing Photoshop Actions –

Responsive Images and Web Standards at the Turning Point –

How to Design Awesome Infographics –

45 Most Creative Business Cards With Illustration –

Telling stories with your designs –

Showcase of 50 Stunning Poster Designs –

Is it Better to Be a Creative Generalist or a Specialist? –

60+ Beautiful Examples of Geometric Designs –

30 Stunning Blue Business Cards –

30 Creative business card designs –

Free Texture Tuesday: 5 Vintage Paper Textures –

The Font Wars: A Story On Rivalry Between Type Foundries –

40 Wonderful Gadget Design Tutorials for Photoshop –

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

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

Grayscale Inspiration: 50 Black & White Logos –

Font Collection: Thin and Light –

47 Logo Designs That Will Build Powerful Reputation –

90+ Awe-inspiring Photography Logos –

9 New Free Fonts for Your Designs –

21 Fantastic Examples of Sliders in Web Design –

How Colors Help Make Websites Successful –

21 Awesome Bright and Colorful Websites –

30 Responsive Web Design and Development Tutorials –

Ultimate Restaurant Website Design Guide To Make People Forget About Diet Constanly –

21 Best Websites for Teaching Yourself Web Development –

Free Zocial Button Set: Social CSS3 Buttons –

21 Fantastic Examples of Sliders in Web Design

Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration –

Phenomenal post discussing (with examples) the animation for the movie The Avengers –

Amazon has democratized the book review process, according to latest research –

Chinese Physicists Smash Quantum Teleportation Record –

GREAT Colbert interview with Maurice Sendak – part 1: and part 2:

A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity –

The Coming Meltdown in College Education & Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon –

HOLD EVERYTHING. I may have found the best advert EVER –

Big Omaha 2012 – 4 years in, it’s still the best conference you’ve never attended –

Robert Downey Jr.’s Shocking ‘Avengers’ Payday –

What killed men’s hats? I love this theory –

Cost of Greek exit from euro put at $1tn –

Is there anything that cannot be built in Dubai? Here’re plans for an underwater hotel –

The Story of Send: what happens to email after u send? –

13 Stunning Images from Space of World’s Most Impressive & Beautiful Glaciers –

Our blades are fucking great (funny ad for dollarshaveclub) –

A hybrid 500 horsepower Porsche –

Rdio redesigns site, looks a heck of a lot like iTunes –

Good to see Walmart crowdsourcing product ideas –

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

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