Twitter Link Roundup #142 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | August 24th, 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 is a fascinating TED talk by Dan Pink about the surprising science of motivation. Did you know that traditional rewards, offered by most managers, aren’t always as effective as we think? Great insight.

3 Ways to Amplify Small-Business Marketing with Crowdsourcing – http://crowdspring.co/OQxSfI

Segments of One: Smarter Targeting for Your Customers – http://crowdspring.co/S5MSXC

What The Highest Converting Websites Do Differently – http://crowdspring.co/OQrPHX

Customers Don’t Want More Features – http://crowdspring.co/MLIPO9

Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain – http://crowdspring.co/Qooydx

Why Email Marketing is King – http://crowdspring.co/NFS7g2

Are You Sure You’re Not a Bad Boss? – http://crowdspring.co/R8VTOn

The challenges for e-commerce startups – http://crowdspring.co/R8Xp32

How Instacart Hacked YC – http://crowdspring.co/QNxIAT

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs – http://crowdspring.co/MFMygc

Startup Traction Mistakes – http://crowdspring.co/NFSmIb

When Freemium Fails – http://crowdspring.co/NNZI8a

A Happier Workplace: 4 Tips From Iceland – http://crowdspring.co/QoolXF

How Instagram Could Have Cut a Better Deal – http://crowdspring.co/NVa8mR

Customers Don’t Want More Features – http://crowdspring.co/MLIPO9

What The Highest Converting Websites Do Differently – http://crowdspring.co/OQrPHX

10 Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers – http://crowdspring.co/jEf6qD

Why I Gave My Company a Month Off – http://crowdspring.co/NIxQlI

Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain – http://crowdspring.co/Qooydx

Why Email Marketing is King – http://crowdspring.co/NFS7g2

Building a company’s culture and hiring – http://crowdspring.co/NWULZM

Mistakes versus Experiments – http://crowdspring.co/OQqVLF

Twitter at the crossroads — growing up is hard to do – http://crowdspring.co/NFSCXE

A useful case study on how Akamai scaled – http://crowdspring.co/SllWDm

Returns for brand-name VC funds – http://crowdspring.co/QoqjHx

After Getting Funded, Some Kickstarter Projects Stall – http://crowdspring.co/R04E9j

Interpreting some of Twitter’s API changes – http://crowdspring.co/R5Y0T8

Should You Really Sit on Other Boards When You’re a Startup Founder? – http://crowdspring.co/R8YLe9

All CEOs Should Be An Outside Director For One Company – http://crowdspring.co/R8YPur

Be More Productive. Take Time Off – http://crowdspring.co/MFPyZU

VC Evolution: Physician, Scale Thyself – http://crowdspring.co/MFKsNh

How Microsoft and Netflix Lost their Way – http://crowdspring.co/QooLgL

What is keeping Google Execs Up at Night?! – http://crowdspring.co/Pzpiy2

Quick Thoughts on Acquihires/“Soft Landings” – http://crowdspring.co/MFLXuW

It’s More Important to Be Kind than Clever – http://crowdspring.co/NNWzVC

Payment Data Is More Valuable Than Payment Fees – http://crowdspring.co/MFMcpV

Facebook adds 500 terabytes of new data to its databased every day – http://crowdspring.co/TVEOHu

Groupon’s Andrew Mason Talking About Daily Deals Site’s Stock Smack, Future Plans and IPO Regrets (Or Lack Thereof) – http://crowdspring.co/R8YGal

Segments of One: Smarter Targeting for Your Customers – http://crowdspring.co/S5MSXC

7 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic Marketers – http://crowdspring.co/R8W24d

The Facebook distribution dilemma – http://crowdspring.co/R8XSSA

It’s More Important to Be Kind than Clever – http://crowdspring.co/NNWzVC

The 70/20/10 Rule – http://crowdspring.co/R8YTdF

What The Highest Converting Websites Do Differently – http://crowdspring.co/OQrPHX

Without an effective strategy, tactics alone will cause most agencies to fail in digital – http://crowdspring.co/MFK7tW

Twitter at the crossroads — growing up is hard to do – http://crowdspring.co/NFSCXE

10 Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers – http://crowdspring.co/jEf6qD

50 New Creative Business Card Designs For Your Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/Rw6vJy

40 Creative and Versatile Adobe Illustrator Tutorials From 2012 – http://crowdspring.co/Rw6EfV

Showcase of Best T-Shirts Designs Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/P0uU40

The 20 irrefutable theories of book cover design – http://crowdspring.co/OdUXXX

25 Great Typography Backgrounds – http://bit.ly/Qmlsqi

30+ Brilliant Typography Designs For Your Inspiration – http://bit.ly/QmlM8B

Showcase of 31 Fine Editorial Design Example – http://bit.ly/QmlTkw

Mastering Photoshop: 27 Brilliant Examples – http://bit.ly/MORcsf

60+ Cool Shoes Art – http://bit.ly/MORiA7

60 New and Free Photoshop Brush Packs For Designers – http://bit.ly/Qmlize

30 Websites That Make Wood Textures Cool Again – http://bit.ly/Qmm0MM

15 Original Mints Package Design – http://bit.ly/MOR9Nd

20 Creative and Inspirational Film Festival Posters – http://crowdspring.co/NgNrxt

20 Inspirational Coffee Package Design – http://crowdspring.co/TUJTzR

Font Typography Examples and Techniques – http://crowdspring.co/Pyq7Y0

10 Awesome Free Fonts For Graphic Designers – http://crowdspring.co/NgNBVi

25 New Stylish Fonts You Should Try – http://crowdspring.co/TUJywW

30 Photoshop Splatter and Water Color Brushes for Designers – http://bit.ly/Qmm4Mx

7 Essential iPad Apps for Designers – http://crowdspring.co/TUJVrl

22 new business cards – Best of august 2012 – http://bit.ly/OyEgW2

20 Seriously Remarkable Typographic Wallpaper Designs – http://bit.ly/OyElch

20 High Quality Free Fabric Textures – http://crowdspring.co/PypU79

20+ High Quality & Free Peeling Paint Textures – http://crowdspring.co/P0uQRB

A Fresh Collection Of 1000+ Free Photoshop Gradients – http://crowdspring.co/Rw6XHy

25 Fresh Brochure Design Examples For Your Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/Rw6NzU

Web / Graphic Freelance Designer’s Toolbox – http://crowdspring.co/Rw6oh4

Design Inspiration for OS X App Interfaces – 43 Examples – http://crowdspring.co/P0uyKD

Motion Graphics: 50+ Fantastically Wicked Videos – http://crowdspring.co/Rw6cyi

20 Eye-Popping 3D Icon Design Works – http://crowdspring.co/P0utGL

19 Free Photoshop Leaf Brush Sets – http://crowdspring.co/P0uria

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

Stunning Logo Design Inspiration From 7 Designers – 45 Logos – http://crowdspring.co/RZKOR5

75 Beautiful And Creative Typography Logos – http://crowdspring.co/Rw65me

Logo Design: 25 Beautiful Examples – http://crowdspring.co/PypLAL

25 New Stylish Fonts You Should Try – http://crowdspring.co/TUJywW

10 Awesome Free Fonts For Graphic Designers – http://crowdspring.co/NgNBVi

Web / Graphic Freelance Designer’s Toolbox – http://crowdspring.co/Rw6oh4

30 Stunning Implementations of CSS3 Techniques in Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/TUK0LR

42 Creative Dark Website Designs for Inspiration – http://bit.ly/OyEoEN

30 Websites That Make Wood Textures Cool Again – http://bit.ly/Qmm0MM

30+ Beautiful Hand Drawn Websites Inspiration For Web Designers – http://bit.ly/MOQWJL

30+ Exceptional About Page Designs for Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/TUJCwQ

Great roundup of current trends in UI elements/controls/patterns – http://crowdspring.co/PgGgkp

The top 20 most popular TED talks. Phenomenally rich content – http://crowdspring.co/NFMD0o

Nerdfighters Build a Community of Awesome – http://crowdspring.co/Rwl53M

The 32 Wittiest Comebacks Of All Time – http://crowdspring.co/Qn4SXi

Which USA do you work in ? – http://crowdspring.co/R8XBPK

The Real Reason America’s Schools Stink http://crowdspring.co/PzpuNP

Invisible bicycle helmet (short video) – http://vimeo.com/43038579

Invisible bicycle helmet isn’t invisible, costs $600, and might not work – http://crowdspring.co/MFMUDv

‘Double’ Turns the iPad Into a Telepresence Robot – http://crowdspring.co/S7oC5R

Why It’s Good that the Internet Is Changing Our Brains – http://crowdspring.co/MFMjlo

Journalists on the Edge of Truth – http://crowdspring.co/NV9DcL

What Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment – http://crowdspring.co/NFN5fk

Niall Ferguson: Obama’s Gotta Go – http://crowdspring.co/OtwE74

A Full Fact-Check of Niall Ferguson’s Very Bad Argument Against Obama – http://crowdspring.co/PsmrJO

Fully homomorphic encryption allows computation of encrypted data – http://crowdspring.co/MFKDIw

Amazon spends quite a bit on AdWords – http://crowdspring.co/MLJKhw

How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy – http://crowdspring.co/MLJAqr

Interpreting some of Twitter’s API changes – http://crowdspring.co/R5Y0T8

Why passwords have never been weaker—and crackers have never been stronger – http://crowdspring.co/NNWTDQ

Restaurant offers a 5% discount to eat without your phone – http://crowdspring.co/S5NNY6

This doesn’t seem credible – paints one Apple store (really, it’s employees) in a truly bad light – http://crowdspring.co/MLJ8bM

Tapping Crowds for Military Design – http://crowdspring.co/Nswqf7

Progressive Is Proof That Corporations Are NOT People – http://crowdspring.co/OnzpXn

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

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