Twitter Link Roundup #143 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | August 31st, 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!

What does it take to become a celebrity? Apparently, very little. The above video shows a normal guy who pretends to be a celebrity by hiring a few bodyguards and a camera crew, and walking around Times Square. Everyone falls for it. Are people really so gullible?

How 4 Small Businesses Are Winning on Pinterest – http://crowdspring.co/SUpKuc

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

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Gelatini – http://crowdspring.co/TBgMj3

All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Hire Smart People Everywhere – http://bit.ly/PSkoOJ

How Do You Define a Loyal Customer? – http://bit.ly/PSkF48

Why Remote Workers Are More (Yes, More) Engaged – http://crowdspring.co/PHnrKh

Branding and Consistency: Lessons From Morton Salt – http://crowdspring.co/Ph4f1A

Top cities for technology start-ups – http://usat.ly/PShDgp

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

Five Questions to Ask Before Joining that Start-up – http://crowdspring.co/OorT0c

The Sad State of the Startup Pitch – http://crowdspring.co/QOvqkB

Takeaways from three years of angel investing – http://crowdspring.co/QOuJb5

Freemium is alive and kicking – http://bit.ly/RdaAfi

Founder Market Fit – http://bit.ly/PSjl1r

37signals Earns Millions Each Year. Its CEO’s Model? His Cleaning Lady – http://crowdspring.co/RsZarS

Can A Corporate Culture Be Built With Digital Tools? – http://bit.ly/NWQF4G

All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Hire Smart People Everywhere – http://bit.ly/PSkoOJ

Lockups and Insider Selling – http://bit.ly/Rd8f3N

The Startup Embargo, Revisited – http://bit.ly/PraX6z

If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen, Says New Google Study – http://crowdspring.co/NybCrk

How To Get Your First 1,000 Users – http://perfor.ms/OFZoIf

The Andreessen Horowitz Effect – http://bit.ly/Prb7e2

Why Remote Workers Are More (Yes, More) Engaged – http://crowdspring.co/PHnrKh

5 startups that stood out at Excelerate’s demo day – http://crowdspring.co/Ny9TC7

Orbeus Trains Machines To Recognize Faces, Emotions, Broccoli – http://crowdspring.co/NyaoMK

The Right Way To Angel Invest – http://bit.ly/Rd8axh

How Much Information Should you Give VCs for Due Diligence? – http://crowdspring.co/RqlIJL

What A Modern Day Robin Hood Wants YOU To Steal From Him – http://crowdspring.co/RpVLtX

How Do You Define a Loyal Customer? – http://bit.ly/PSkF48

Free to play mobile games are killing it (with in game purchases) – http://crowdspring.co/OjfDdW

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

Branding and Consistency: Lessons From Morton Salt – http://crowdspring.co/Ph4f1A

The Trouble With Online Advertising – http://crowdspring.co/Oovprq

Amazon Researchers Say Pinterest Doesn’t Generate A Lot Of Sales – http://read.bi/PraoJZ

Industry Survey: PPC Is Losing Ability To Generate Leads – http://crowdspring.co/Q5VsU3

Social Media Customer Service is a Failure – Frank Eliason, Citibank http://bit.ly/RT4zek

If Content Is King, Multiscreen Is The Queen, Says New Google Study – http://crowdspring.co/NybCrk

Branding and Consistency: Lessons From Morton Salt – http://crowdspring.co/Ph4f1A

15 Amazing & Hilarious Print Ads – http://bit.ly/PoRTGb

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions – http://crowdspring.co/OLBOeR

Freelancing 101: 5 Unforgivable Mistakes in Freelancing – http://bit.ly/OyEzzW

Stunning Typography Examples – http://bit.ly/OyEJre

20 New Photoshop Text Effects – http://bit.ly/MORkrV

45 Fresh And Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials – http://bit.ly/PoRNOK

40+ Fresh and Free Photoshop Brushes – http://bit.ly/PoS4kC

50 New And Free Pattern Sets – http://bit.ly/QsbBVz

30 Free Bokeh Brushes to Create Bokeh Effects in Photoshop – http://bit.ly/Q410OR

8 New Free Fonts for Your Designs – http://bit.ly/Pra0eD

20 Free Popular Square Fonts For Designers – http://bit.ly/SIoMks

33 Unique And Creative Free Fonts – http://bit.ly/RpVKlI

25 Smart and Effective Packaging Designs – http://bit.ly/PoRWSb

7 Inspiring Interviews That Every Web Designer/Developer Should Read – http://bit.ly/PrafWZ

Showcase of Awesome Branding Collections – http://bit.ly/PradON

15 Beautiful Example Of Text Design In Photoshop – http://bit.ly/PoRFP4

A great, detailed article on high DPI images for a wide range of pixel densities – http://bit.ly/ST7P42

Creative Book Cover Designs For Your Inspiration – http://bit.ly/Pra79U

15 Amazing & Hilarious Print Ads – http://bit.ly/PoRTGb

Inspiring iPhone App designs – http://bit.ly/MORjnI

What if Microsoft’s new logo style was applied to other famous brands? – http://vrge.co/NWSEWM

60 Remarkable Examples Of Typography Design – http://bit.ly/OEMgER

Interview with a crowdSPRING designer … 12 Questions: Meet Connie Carlson (USA) – http://crowdspring.co/SUlECn

30 Retro and Vintage Poster Designs for Inspiration – http://bit.ly/PoRAuU

30 Very Useful Illustrator CS6 Tutorials – http://bit.ly/QsaSUo

75 Professional Free Fonts from 2012 to Spice up Your Typography – http://bit.ly/LBRfsb

46 Fabulous iOS Icon Designs – http://bit.ly/SInx4L

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

45 Beautiful Abstract Logo Designs for Inspiration – http://bit.ly/OELPKH

15 Logos Using Human Body Expressions – http://bit.ly/Pr9JIt

75 Professional Free Fonts from 2012 to Spice up Your Typography – http://bit.ly/LBRfsb

42 Business Logo Design Inspiration #6 – http://bit.ly/Q412q9

Showcase of Awesome Branding Collections – http://bit.ly/PradON

20 Fantastic Diagonal Website Design for Inspiration – http://bit.ly/PoRweI

40 Examples of Using Circles in Web Design – http://bit.ly/Qscc9G

Creative Web Design Layouts To Inspire You – 31 Examples – http://bit.ly/Q40PmS

20 Fresh and New Portfolio Sites Design – http://bit.ly/Q40Y9K

Beyond Wireframing: The Real-Life UX Design Process – http://bit.ly/Pr9Aoi

30 Textured Web Designs – http://bit.ly/QsckWX

A Collection of High Quality Free Food and Drink Icons – http://bit.ly/NwJMvj

The best interface is no interface – http://crowdspring.co/Q5Wlw0

21 Beautiful Contact Pages – http://bit.ly/QsbXLZ

35 Beautiful Progress Bar Designs – http://bit.ly/QsbglU

50+ Epic Icon Sets – http://bit.ly/Qsbsl7

25+ Awesome Responsive Blog Designs – http://bit.ly/Qsb4Tx

Intellectual power and responsibility in an age of superstars – http://bit.ly/PSjXnG

The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy – http://crowdspring.co/Ph39Tv

Reddit as journalism: Crowdsourcing an interview with the President – http://crowdspring.co/Q5WJKL

With Rise of Gene Sequencing, Ethical Puzzles – http://crowdspring.co/RqkuhI

Americans Think Cloud Computing Comes From Actual Clouds http://crowdspring.co/Nybs37

Severe Diet Doesn’t Prolong Life, at Least in Monkeys – http://crowdspring.co/TwsRpA

Flat CD folds into a functional computer mouse – http://crowdspring.co/NybPuD

Why you should be worried about facial-recognition technology – http://crowdspring.co/Nyb5Wh

Cindy Gallop and crowdsourced porn: can real-world sex online take down mainstream porn? – http://bit.ly/PWmEEE

5 crazy inventions from the mind of Nikola Tesla – http://crowdspring.co/U9sDqs

Good to see online music services pay royalties, but can that business model survive? – http://crowdspring.co/Ph3sOl

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

Don’t think people are gullible? Normal guy pretends to be a celebrity in Times Square – http://bit.ly/PSihdU

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

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