Twitter Link Roundup #144 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | September 7th, 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 Billie Holiday (one of my favorite singers) singing “Strange Fruit”, a song that Time manazine named, in 1999, the “song of the century”. The song is a protest against racism. Few people know that the song was written by a white Jewish guy from the Bronx – the author has a pretty strange story which you can read about in the Other section below.

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner –

Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know, But Can Learn From –

4 Pieces Of Practical Advice for Women Entrepreneurs –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Bridge The Gap Villages –

More Vacation is the Secret Sauce –

Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt? –

Why Convertible Notes Are Sometimes Terrible For Startups –

4 Pieces Of Practical Advice for Women Entrepreneurs –

How To Be a Genius: This Is Apple’s Secret Employee Training Manual –

Staffing your startup? Pick the right kind of staffer –

The Dangerous Seduction of the Lifetime Value (LTV) Formula –

Practical Advice for Raising Early Stage Venture Capital –

8 Elements That Make A Great SaaS Website –

Ecosystem 101: The Six Necessary Categories To Build The Next Silicon Valley –

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner –

Why you should continue working on your bad idea –

Making Money While Keeping Prices Low: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Explains It All (Mostly) –

Facebook Handled their IPO Exactly Right –

Do Older Or Younger Entrepreneurs Have The Greater Advantage? –

More Vacation is the Secret Sauce –

Amazon’s Bezos: Maybe the most second-guessed genius in tech –

Fred Wilson on Why the Collapse of Venture Capital is Good –

Win, win win all around … 37signals invests in The Starter League –

Incubator 1871 Nurtures Chicago’s Growing Startup Scene –

Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know, But Can Learn From –

I’ll take a gigabit to go. Hold the wires –

Deconstructing the canned Pepsi Facebook feed –

U.S. Mobile Advertising: Twitter Sales Are Double That Of Facebook In A Google-Ruled, $2.6B Market –

10 Steps to reinvent media strategy –

Nobody Reads Ad Agency Blogs –

Pinterest is 4th largest source of referral traffic now. Interesting that Twitter keeps receding –

No longer newest idea under the sun, but reminder that we can all create easily w/ new platforms –

40 Naughty Animals In Extremely Creative Advertisements –

Where Are All the Female Creative Directors? –

Old Spice continues to show a smart understanding of social. Fun video –

35 Creative and Beautiful Business Card Design examples for your Inspiration –

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions –

45 High Quality Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials –

20 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials of August 2012 –

Showcase of 38 Well Designed iPhone Application Websites –

The 11th Principle of Good Design –

30 Useful Arrow Brushes for Photoshop –

The Ecommerce Graveyard: How 37 Popular Sites Used to Look –

35 More Gorgeously Designed Cakes –

25 Examples For Most Creative Brand Identity Showcase For Inspiration –

Common portfolio mistakes (and how to fix them) –

60 Advertising Posters With Inspiring Ideas –

40 Naughty Animals In Extremely Creative Advertisements –

5 Simple Tips for Designing Better iPhone Apps –

40 Photoshop Brushes Effect –

20 Excellent Examples of Bruchure Design –

35 Inspiring Food Packages –

34 Awesome Print Ads –

50+ Inspirational Typography Posters For Creative Minds –

30 Inspirational Typographic Illustrations –

25 Excellent Design Resumes –

Changing Perspective: A New Look At Old Problems –

Packaging Design Inspiration –

The September $1,000 cS Award and the August $1,000 cS Award Winner! –

30 Excellent Restaurant Menu Design –

30 Creative and Beautiful Packaging Design examples for your inspiration –

19 Beautiful book cover designs for your inspiration –

15 Superb Car Brochure Designs for Your Design Inspiration –

50 Creative and Minimal Movie Posters –

30 Free Bokeh Brushes to Create Bokeh Effects in 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) –

42 Business Logo Design Inspiration #6 –

Responsive Web Design: Some of the Best Tools in the Game –

30 Fresh and Useful CSS3 & Jquery Effects with Tutorials from 2012 –

Web Form Design Patterns: Sign-Up Forms –

50+ Exquisite Examples of Circular Trends in Modern Web Design –

8 Elements That Make A Great SaaS Website –

How kids make friends — and why it matters –

Beyond a joke: the truth about why we laugh –

Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce –

Don’t give up on organic food quite yet. (studies are always flawed) –

What Happens to Stolen Bicycles? –

The Hidden Truths about Calories –

In fewer than 2 weeks, Amazon will begin charging sales tax for purchases by Californians –

If you’re wondering why Presidential candidates spend so much on ads … they may actually work –

Is Netflix dying by a thousand cuts? As more content becomes non-exclusive or leaves, how will it attract customers? –

Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits –

ascinating look at Bill Clinton’s talent as an orator – comparing the speech on the teleprompter to one he delivered –

Amazon doesn’t share actual numbers, but pretty clear that ebooks are trouncing paper –

The Strange Story Of The Man Behind ‘Strange Fruit’ –

Think your “to-do” list is tough? You’ve got nothing on Thomas Edison’s –

Shares of Sony are at a 32 YEAR low –

Does Self-Awareness Require a Complex Brain? –

Sometimes, copyright laws are utterly stupid (take tv streaming, for example) –

With silly movies like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, anyone surprised movie ticket sales are down? –

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

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