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 – http://crowdspring.co/QheOFS

Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know, But Can Learn From – http://crowdspring.co/RBe4MP

4 Pieces Of Practical Advice for Women Entrepreneurs – http://hub.am/QlXPlK

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Bridge The Gap Villages – http://crowdspring.co/Obf8ry

More Vacation is the Secret Sauce – http://crowdspring.co/Tmc4d9

Convertible Equity, A Better Alternative To Convertible Debt? – http://crowdspring.co/ODDULV

Why Convertible Notes Are Sometimes Terrible For Startups – http://crowdspring.co/TmaQyy

4 Pieces Of Practical Advice for Women Entrepreneurs – http://hub.am/QlXPlK

How To Be a Genius: This Is Apple’s Secret Employee Training Manual – http://crowdspring.co/ODFXiS

Staffing your startup? Pick the right kind of staffer – http://crowdspring.co/O1Wrqe

The Dangerous Seduction of the Lifetime Value (LTV) Formula – http://crowdspring.co/Qh6lPq

Practical Advice for Raising Early Stage Venture Capital – http://crowdspring.co/RoOVQU

8 Elements That Make A Great SaaS Website – http://crowdspring.co/RHFelg

Ecosystem 101: The Six Necessary Categories To Build The Next Silicon Valley – http://crowdspring.co/Q2vgaY

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner – http://crowdspring.co/QheOFS

Why you should continue working on your bad idea – http://crowdspring.co/RqAKe9

Making Money While Keeping Prices Low: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Explains It All (Mostly) – http://crowdspring.co/RHFctC

Facebook Handled their IPO Exactly Right – http://crowdspring.co/R2mnlL

Do Older Or Younger Entrepreneurs Have The Greater Advantage? – http://crowdspring.co/Reed9Z

More Vacation is the Secret Sauce – http://crowdspring.co/Tmc4d9

Amazon’s Bezos: Maybe the most second-guessed genius in tech – http://crowdspring.co/RoW3wC

Fred Wilson on Why the Collapse of Venture Capital is Good – http://crowdspring.co/R2n5zA

Win, win win all around … 37signals invests in The Starter League – http://crowdspring.co/OUOPEv

Incubator 1871 Nurtures Chicago’s Growing Startup Scene – http://crowdspring.co/NHM1WY

Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know, But Can Learn From – http://crowdspring.co/RBe4MP

I’ll take a gigabit to go. Hold the wires – http://crowdspring.co/Qhfon1

Deconstructing the canned Pepsi Facebook feed – http://crowdspring.co/Q136gK

U.S. Mobile Advertising: Twitter Sales Are Double That Of Facebook In A Google-Ruled, $2.6B Market – http://crowdspring.co/Qh6y5p

10 Steps to reinvent media strategy – http://crowdspring.co/PIl2ft

Nobody Reads Ad Agency Blogs – http://bit.ly/IPaWJu

Pinterest is 4th largest source of referral traffic now. Interesting that Twitter keeps receding – http://crowdspring.co/UuLXyN

No longer newest idea under the sun, but reminder that we can all create easily w/ new platforms – http://crowdspring.co/PIlQRx

40 Naughty Animals In Extremely Creative Advertisements – http://bit.ly/Q6wvtQ

Where Are All the Female Creative Directors? – http://crowdspring.co/R2p0Eh

Old Spice continues to show a smart understanding of social. Fun video – http://crowdspring.co/TijfBw

35 Creative and Beautiful Business Card Design examples for your Inspiration – http://bit.ly/Q6x6vI

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions – http://awe.sm/k3uxP

45 High Quality Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials – http://bit.ly/NH7xuT

20 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials of August 2012 – http://bit.ly/OUFVp3

Showcase of 38 Well Designed iPhone Application Websites – http://bit.ly/T0AY1M

The 11th Principle of Good Design – http://blog.wells.ee/design-11

30 Useful Arrow Brushes for Photoshop – http://bit.ly/R2gwga

The Ecommerce Graveyard: How 37 Popular Sites Used to Look – http://crowdspring.co/TXIjuY

35 More Gorgeously Designed Cakes – http://bit.ly/OUFivs

25 Examples For Most Creative Brand Identity Showcase For Inspiration – http://bit.ly/Q6xY3v

Common portfolio mistakes (and how to fix them) – http://bit.ly/OUERBr

60 Advertising Posters With Inspiring Ideas – http://bit.ly/OUFESM

40 Naughty Animals In Extremely Creative Advertisements – http://bit.ly/Q6wvtQ

5 Simple Tips for Designing Better iPhone Apps – http://bit.ly/Q6ziDj

40 Photoshop Brushes Effect – http://bit.ly/Q7ovmV

20 Excellent Examples of Bruchure Design – http://bit.ly/OUFbA9

35 Inspiring Food Packages – http://bit.ly/OUFNFS

34 Awesome Print Ads – http://bit.ly/Q6xAlm

50+ Inspirational Typography Posters For Creative Minds – http://bit.ly/OUFU4e

30 Inspirational Typographic Illustrations – http://bit.ly/Q7oeQS

25 Excellent Design Resumes – http://bit.ly/OUFJGe

Changing Perspective: A New Look At Old Problems – http://bit.ly/R2fBfQ

Packaging Design Inspiration – http://bit.ly/OUF7Ay

The September $1,000 cS Award and the August $1,000 cS Award Winner! – http://crowdspring.co/SkC35o

30 Excellent Restaurant Menu Design – http://bit.ly/R2dw3D

30 Creative and Beautiful Packaging Design examples for your inspiration – http://bit.ly/Q6xk5X

19 Beautiful book cover designs for your inspiration – http://tnw.co/T0AKrt

15 Superb Car Brochure Designs for Your Design Inspiration – http://bit.ly/NH7zmv

50 Creative and Minimal Movie Posters – http://bit.ly/T0AwAK

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

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

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

Responsive Web Design: Some of the Best Tools in the Game – http://bit.ly/R6YhV1

30 Fresh and Useful CSS3 & Jquery Effects with Tutorials from 2012 – http://bit.ly/R2e8pK

Web Form Design Patterns: Sign-Up Forms – http://crowdspring.co/QmsjEj

50+ Exquisite Examples of Circular Trends in Modern Web Design – http://bit.ly/Q6xKsV

8 Elements That Make A Great SaaS Website – http://crowdspring.co/RHFelg

How kids make friends — and why it matters – http://crowdspring.co/O1VQET

Beyond a joke: the truth about why we laugh – http://crowdspring.co/ORuSLg

Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce – http://crowdspring.co/PGIjyn

Don’t give up on organic food quite yet. (studies are always flawed) – http://crowdspring.co/R8pVD4

What Happens to Stolen Bicycles? – http://crowdspring.co/O1VXjL

The Hidden Truths about Calories – http://crowdspring.co/PGFFsD

In fewer than 2 weeks, Amazon will begin charging sales tax for purchases by Californians – http://crowdspring.co/Qn6tQZ

If you’re wondering why Presidential candidates spend so much on ads … they may actually work – http://crowdspring.co/QmvmMB

Is Netflix dying by a thousand cuts? As more content becomes non-exclusive or leaves, how will it attract customers? – http://crowdspring.co/TigwIn

Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits – http://crowdspring.co/Q2vtLq

ascinating look at Bill Clinton’s talent as an orator – comparing the speech on the teleprompter to one he delivered – http://crowdspring.co/RHFsc9

Amazon doesn’t share actual numbers, but pretty clear that ebooks are trouncing paper – http://crowdspring.co/RqADzt

The Strange Story Of The Man Behind ‘Strange Fruit’ – http://crowdspring.co/TmbGeB

Think your “to-do” list is tough? You’ve got nothing on Thomas Edison’s – http://crowdspring.co/Q1jQH4

Shares of Sony are at a 32 YEAR low – http://crowdspring.co/Q1jvnF

Does Self-Awareness Require a Complex Brain? – http://crowdspring.co/PGF1vb

Sometimes, copyright laws are utterly stupid (take tv streaming, for example) – http://crowdspring.co/O1W9iZ

With silly movies like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, anyone surprised movie ticket sales are down? – http://crowdspring.co/QhfYkD

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

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