Twitter Link Roundup #139 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | August 3rd, 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 video above shows the Star Wars cast signing Call Me Maybe (by Carly Rae Jepsen). The song will be in your head all day, but it’s a fun video edit.

What Small Business and Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Roger Federer – http://t.co/MGASgnxt

Lean Marketing Tips: Increasing Lifetime Value With Email Campaigns – http://t.co/72UBYRvc

Better Execution Will Take Care Of Your Competition – http://bit.ly/Q1kjrH

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: French Truck Coffee – http://t.co/8luRqQqq

Trends In Venture Capital Over The Last 12 Years – http://tcrn.ch/MPovMN

What Small Business and Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Roger Federer – http://t.co/MGASgnxt

18 Startup Founders Share Their Lowest Moments Before Coming Out On Top – http://bit.ly/MT1Dfj

Better Execution Will Take Care Of Your Competition – http://bit.ly/Q1kjrH

Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing – http://perfor.ms/OfujuN

What Startups Should Do Before They Get Into The VC’s Office – http://tcrn.ch/PmCnIJ

Startups: refined UX vs. quick rollouts – http://t.co/dtMB1iTT

Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning, Aside from Skill – http://bit.ly/MT1lFj

Lean Marketing Tips: Increasing Lifetime Value With Email Campaigns – http://t.co/72UBYRvc

The Curse of Bullshit – http://t.co/56jIMoZN

Pink is the New Purple! – http://bit.ly/MVzUan

Why Social Media Is Not The Key To Self-Publishing – http://bit.ly/PBtI5I

15 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My First Company – http://bit.ly/MPo8lt

Why Do Startups Do This? – http://perfor.ms/LWvS3I

Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind – http://t.co/3uarVRXz

How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million – http://t.co/ljNlGTah

Try Before You Buy: Why Smart People & Smart Companies Are Ditching the Interview – http://t.co/hEDjw7uX

How Amazon’s ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail – http://t.co/eTxTboUV

More than 50% of entrepreneurs in the U.S. are immigrants – http://t.co/L5rdy1vN

Want To Be Happier? Avoid False Choices – http://bit.ly/MPnZyp

Disruptions: Life’s Too Short for So Much E-Mail – http://t.co/UfhUQAos

Dear Applicant, Part 2: The Thirds – http://t.co/xkZN1e8v

Bad returns be damned: Venture capital fundraising jumps 31 percent in U.S. – http://t.co/EAOsAnVu

How bundling benefits sellers and buyers – http://t.co/vHhnXQZT

Interesting article about teaching employees & Google’s approach – http://t.co/wLI1E41R

The death of cash – http://t.co/7ZMSTIo3

What I Learned From Increasing My Prices – http://perfor.ms/QCyH7o

Women Who Flirt, Um, Negotiate, At Work Are More Successful – http://bit.ly/MxNm3n

Bad returns be damned: Venture capital fundraising jumps 31 percent in U.S. – http://t.co/EAOsAnVu

How to crowdsource your next marketing project – http://bit.ly/N7Gmtn

Are we stuck in filter bubbles? Here are five potential paths out – http://t.co/LOZdbGc2

Behind the Huge Facebook Loss at UBS – http://bit.ly/R02Mhx

Tips for low-volume A/B testing – http://t.co/2E9yW14T

Stuffed Giraffe Shows What Customer Service Is All About – http://t.co/8qOTj7Ty

Late bloomer, not a loser. (I hope) – http://t.co/DStyLios

GitHub finally raises funding: $100M from Andreessen Horowitz – http://t.co/0kU7YQ8D

Canada’s vanishing tech sector – http://t.co/BBWO4ud7

Bribery, Porn, and Spam Are the Path to Riches in the App World – http://t.co/2qo0XtYE

Own The Experience, Own The Future – http://t.co/2RngSDDo

Five reasons why most brands can’t do social at scale – http://bit.ly/MPoxo4

Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing – http://perfor.ms/OfujuN

Lean Marketing Tips: Increasing Lifetime Value With Email Campaigns – http://t.co/72UBYRvc

How to crowdsource your next marketing project – http://bit.ly/N7Gmtn

Consumers Prefer to Get More Rather than Pay Less – Because They’re Bad at Math – http://t.co/mjlysNIn

The crowd is not always wise in prediction markets – http://t.co/RWPSkm0m

Why Interactive Agencies Still Don’t Understand the Social Media Agency Model – http://t.co/OgZtf8sU

One way Brands are leveraging social media: instant focus groups – http://nyti.ms/M13wVZ

The Future of Twitter’s Platform Is All in the Cards – http://dthin.gs/QpsIpk

Good thesis on branding – http://t.co/JkkGvPd

Startup Claims 80% Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Are Coming From Bots – http://tcrn.ch/OxTadQ

On the fallacy that digital response rates are low – http://t.co/biZQpBgU

Why Do Startups Do This? – http://perfor.ms/LWvS3I

Ad Retargeter Criteo: People Who Click On Ads Totally Aren’t Losers – http://t.co/gh8L8lAp

25 Brilliant Examples of Olympics Print Advertisements – http://bit.ly/QxsTlc

Intriguing outdoor Advertising: 33 New Examples – http://t.co/V5S6kulp

Facebook marketers focus on building awareness, not leads. Not a good metric for small business – http://t.co/KsmNxsaz

Global search ad spending up 17% in Q2 (but Europe only 2% growth) – http://t.co/shNnLSMy

27 Controversial Print Ads – http://t.co/LO25FdzG

The 30 best free fonts for designers – http://bit.ly/QlkIIw

40+ Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts To Enhance Your Designs – http://bit.ly/Pfv3i1

75 Professional Free Fonts from 2012 to Spice up Your Typography – http://t.co/p40yaslA

Round-Up Of 25 Outstanding Adobe Photoshop Tutorials – http://t.co/fKG6Asd6

20 Gorgeous Handmade Business Card Designs – http://bit.ly/M0ZZac

18 Collection Of Free Attractive Retro And Vintage Fonts – http://t.co/q3bxDavl

40 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials – http://bit.ly/PfvMQt

60+ Great Japanese and Chinese Fonts for Download – http://bit.ly/QljD3A

30+ Beautiful Free Bokeh Textures to Download – http://bit.ly/PiAqgx

35 Stencil Fonts Examples for Professionals To Get Inspiration – http://t.co/9nhbABH5

30 Comic Book Font Collection – http://t.co/pmTyyFr0

35 Free High Quality Smoke Textures for Designers – http://t.co/W217OFmt

Print Design Inspiration: 15 Fresh Business Card Collection – http://t.co/ksSq4CPw

29 Cool Graffiti Brushes for Free – http://bit.ly/QljVY1

55 Free Fonts For Professional Bloggers and Designers – http://bit.ly/Qp4RWL

23 Amazing and Modern Brochure Designs for Your Inspiration – http://t.co/iT5zEW8J

20 Gorgeous Retro Fonts for Your Next Vintage Project – http://t.co/5Ah8JTLa

The ultimate collection of print design inspiration – http://bit.ly/QlkiSA

35 Modern Fonts You Can Use For Your Next Design Project – http://bit.ly/Qp5Aak

Hundreds of Photoshop Brushes In 30 Free Sets – http://bit.ly/PiAIEi

30 Inspirational Typography Designs – http://bit.ly/PiABIJ

26 Examples Of Awe-Inspiring Poster Designs – http://bit.ly/Qxt0NB

15 Inspirational Designs of Typography for Posters – http://bit.ly/PfvpFA

15 Photoshop Resources to Create Intense Light Effects – http://t.co/v5BkKGih

30 Creative Advertisements with Amazing Typographic Design – http://t.co/mPSqAxeB

30 Beautiful and Creative Brochure Design examples for your inspiration – http://bit.ly/QxsQpx

Smart Print Ads Created By Brazilian Designers – 32 Examples – http://bit.ly/T4yE7r

20 Awesome Paper Art Designs – http://bit.ly/PiAQU8

Showcase of Incredibly Well Designed iOS App Icons – 43 Examples – http://bit.ly/QxsL5j

Fresh Free High Quality Fonts Created In 2012 – http://bit.ly/Qxtaoi

40 Beautiful Handwritten Font Showcase for Designers – http://t.co/8pUEmk69

20 Beautiful Brochure Designs For Inspiration – http://bit.ly/PfvEjV

IOS GUI Kits – http://t.co/CadZLqbV

26 Alphabet Photoshop Brushes – http://t.co/4mwm8NRN

14 Latest Best Free Fonts to Download – http://t.co/QMCYlkKi

24 Famous Fonts You Can Download for Free – http://t.co/O8cjPYHy

Interesting Print Ads Created By United States Professionals – 30 Examples – http://bit.ly/PfvFUS

Exceptional Drawing Illustrations To Inspire You – 39 Examples – http://bit.ly/PfvIAe

30 Examples of Layout Design in Packaging and Label Stickers – http://bit.ly/Qxt7Zs

Free iOS UI Design Kit – http://t.co/LfGDwF3s

28 Creative Die Cut Business Cards – http://t.co/TACIE7Ut

50 Free Wood Textures – http://t.co/Nom5GA5S

40 Awesome Typography Examples To Use In Your Projects – http://t.co/qYA1jGRp

15+ Free Decorative Fonts – http://t.co/dBCPlBpW

50 Super Cool T-Shirt Designs You’d Love To See! – http://t.co/tPkEeeEw

22 Brilliant Wine Bottle Designs – http://t.co/qM6z3Nhb

24 Free Fonts for Designers – http://t.co/Ao6a6cmi

45 Creative Billboard Designs – http://t.co/lzYBuTo9

60 Cool and Creative Sticker Designs for Inspiration – http://t.co/XAL9qfH5

25 Professional Presentation Folder Designs – http://bit.ly/Qlkp0m

30 Revealing Epic Movie Fonts that You May Download – http://bit.ly/Pfvvgc

45 Examples of Great Typography in Package Designs – http://t.co/MuuJwzB9

65 Great Rainbow Textures, Patterns and Backgrounds – http://t.co/Tik2Up2I

25 Brilliant Examples of Olympics Print Advertisements – http://bit.ly/QxsTlc

25 Amazing Grunge Fonts – http://bit.ly/PfvusF

30+ Awesome Armband Tattoos – http://t.co/1q1D0gWZ

Creative and Free Icon Sets – http://t.co/5lzs3s5n

Free Texture Pack – http://t.co/1D4bamh5

130+ Beautiful and Free Bokeh Textures for Designers – http://t.co/MdHvisR7

30 Creative Die-Cut Brochure Designs for Inspiration – http://t.co/6t5UAUWn

Brushes for Adobe Illustrator (oil and watercolor) – http://t.co/Lbw2JxwE

30 Inspirational Letterpress Business Card Designs – http://t.co/b1tkqlKu

50 Stunning and Clever Postcard Designs For Inspiration – http://t.co/PIJZ4vOM

18 Creative Product Packaging Designs – http://t.co/tVHds4Dx

20+ Excellent Business Card Tutorials to Learn – http://t.co/bREb3N93

45 Latest And Free Icon Sets For Your Design – http://t.co/TQuDngzM

35 Useful Music Brushes for Free Download – http://t.co/i0Muyhai

35 Super Awesome Concept Package Designs – http://t.co/8I7Un3Ld

25 Marvelous Examples Of Poster Designs – http://t.co/wd24jgNG

30 Creative Typographic Posters for Inspiration – http://t.co/nnDPHHH8

The August cS Award and the July cS Award Winner! – http://bit.ly/Os8Lew

25 Awesome Tattoos Pictures You Should Check Before Getting Inked – http://t.co/tYj7r2DA

Five Different Ways of Shading in Adobe Illustrator – http://bit.ly/QlkAJ1

30+ Awesome Free iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iOS) GUI Element Templates – http://bit.ly/QlkrWd

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

The 30 best free fonts for designers – http://bit.ly/QlkIIw

60 Eye-Catching Showcase of Typography Logo Designs – http://t.co/XoDC4FHT

24 Free Fonts for Designers – http://t.co/Ao6a6cmi

25 Examples of Logos with Silhouettes – http://t.co/QngwwBif

40+ Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts To Enhance Your Designs – http://bit.ly/Pfv3i1

50 Creative Travel and Holidays themed Logo design examples for your inspiration – http://bit.ly/PfvqJE

55 Free Fonts For Professional Bloggers and Designers – http://bit.ly/Qp4RWL

Brand Logos: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – http://t.co/lVaac3iL

60 Brilliant logo design examples for your inspiration – Creative Showcase – http://t.co/jYAwqcz7

Logo Design Process: 10 Best Revealing Examples – http://t.co/ubbnrJeS

Showcase Of Retro And Vintage Logo Designs – http://t.co/o6shJGjl

30 Typographic Cool Logo Ideas – http://t.co/sRyGHzTZ

25 Gorgeous Vintage Logos for Inspiration – http://bit.ly/Qp61RU

50 Emotional Logo Inspirations – http://bit.ly/T4yMnn

Fresh Free High Quality Fonts Created In 2012 – http://bit.ly/Qxtaoi

The Ultimate Designer’s Toolkit: 200 Useful Resources And Tricks For Creating Kick-Ass Websites – http://t.co/BEpU6kVH

20 Creative Combinations Of Header + Footer In Web Design – http://bit.ly/QljvRF

Tips for Designing Email Newsletters – http://t.co/JkX3G18R

Best Font Resources for Web Design and Tips for Implementation – http://bit.ly/QlkyB6

Round-up Of 20 Useful HTML5 Tutorials For Designers – http://bit.ly/Q4WRuj

21 Good Examples of Liquor Websites and Their A-Class Packaging Design – http://t.co/nqWFYGBG

18 free online tools useful for web designers and developers – http://t.co/FSATR5CU

50 Really Cool Retro Vintage Style Websites for Inspiration – http://t.co/9YE07Sfl

Responsive Web Layouts For Mobile Screens: Intro, Tips And Examples – http://t.co/cl8HAnXC

20+ Remarkable Dark Websites For Inspiration – http://t.co/WOE9BT6K

10 Great Web Designer Portfolio Websites – http://t.co/vROsA5Ce

42+ Superb Non Profit & Charity Websites for Inspiration – http://t.co/4xxLDrxp

35 Inspired Product Comparison Tables for your Inspiration – http://t.co/32xLuvJP

20 Examples of Effective Image Usage in Web Design – http://t.co/9OeWsUNW

34+ Creative Examples of 404 Error Pages for Inspiration – http://t.co/ExfW0hOq

30+ Impressive Login Form Designs for Inspiration – http://bit.ly/PiAFZ4

Maintaining Image Hierarchy And Aspect Ratio In Responsive Design – http://bit.ly/PiAKvK

Site search results pages: examples and best practices – http://bit.ly/Qp5gIF

17 Sleek Examples of Clean and Minimalist Web Design – http://t.co/qYNrAjjo

30 Balanced Grid-Based Website Designs – http://bit.ly/PrKl3F

From Head to Foot: Showcase of Beautiful Header and Footer Designs – http://t.co/WDy4QrAC

35 Excellent jQuery and CSS3 Navigation Menus – http://t.co/tOfsoQMI

30 great websites with parallax scrolling – http://t.co/J8sb4Qj8

The Ultimate Roundup of Responsive Grids and Frameworks for WordPress Projects – http://t.co/mrsjnKEk

Cool infographic looking at global inequality using the Olympic rings – http://bit.ly/Pfwxc9

Office Workers Burn as Many Calories as Hunter-Gatherers – http://bit.ly/LSIfxA

We spend more time on the linguistics of innovation than actual innovation – http://t.co/V34VQyRK

“What are questions”? A deep insight from Clayton Christensen – http://bit.ly/T5a2LI

This will haunt you all day …. but still … Star Wars characters signing Call Me Maybe – http://youtu.be/dBM7i84BThE

9 Clever Writing Tricks to Supercharge Your Blog Posts – http://bit.ly/M1065G

Global Warming Has Opened A Huge Mining Opportunity In Greenland – http://read.bi/PiF4v1

San Quentin prison has a startup incubator for inmates? Has anyone checked the 8th amendment about this? http://t.co/azYM2PFu

The 20 Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2012 (So Far) – http://t.co/8kcQdAFD

How Stress And Sleep Loss Are Shortening Your Life – http://t.co/Jh2C2uQF

Why we lust – http://t.co/BCVrWQjM

The Art of Medicine: Mapping the Body in 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination – http://t.co/kjGnJngK

Hotel replacing guest phones with iPhones – http://t.co/P9KSh8zL

Sitting for More Than Three Hours a Day Cuts Life Expectancy – http://t.co/mdgQnczR

20 most memorable moments on TV – http://t.co/xmIrxWYX

The best of redneck hacks – http://t.co/YruOC8T6

Stockholm Olympics photos: What did Olympians look like in 1912? – http://bit.ly/Q5AHIz

Nice article about Kellogg’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence program that crowdSPRING has participated in the last few years – http://t.co/UPmIibGS

Here’s a pretty good, easy to understand summary of Obamacare (with citations to the Act) – http://t.co/m1sUSQUc

Best Buy Tries On Apple’s Sleek Look – http://t.co/Ko50SNpD

The 20 Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2012 (So Far) – http://t.co/xy7x1dyh

Clever – a 32 year old talks to his 12 year old self (on video) – http://t.co/WMe8j5Kv

Man stranded in desert builds motorcycle out of his broken car – http://t.co/c2qNbvzY

Pamplona running of the bulls – in pictures – http://t.co/xpeaAWqA

Got Milk? You Don’t Need It – http://t.co/lXrHHHt6

Collins Dictionary now crowdsourcing new words, like Tebowing and chummeling – http://bit.ly/RedrJK

Mind-blowing technology from Disney (yes, Disney) that turns anything into a touchscreen – http://bit.ly/Qp950m

At least one large group of Native Americans came from Russia (interesting new evidence) – http://bo.st/M12Uzz

The Speed of Sound Is Too Slow for Olympic Athletes – http://bit.ly/QpbfgJ

This rock-paper-scissors robot is on MY team next time we play – http://t.co/QMFD94Ef

The Washington Post Launches Crowdsourcing Platform – http://wapo.st/RedBkx

Good of Netflix to open source its cloud failure testing tool, Chaos Monkey – http://bit.ly/MX0yzq

Our minds play strange tricks on us – http://bit.ly/MvxCOg

Pretty cool – enter your height/weight and find your Olympic athlete match – http://bbc.in/QpkVYr

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

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