Twitter Link Roundup #149 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | October 12th, 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 image above is one of 30 stylish and funky shoe designs we found on the web last week. You’ll find twenty-nine other funky designs in the Design section below.

4 Startups That Can Help You Tackle Your Small-Business Problems – http://buff.ly/PWS10t

The Top 10 Reasons your Home Page Video fails at Converting Customers – http://buff.ly/T1qOZN

When Your Fans Hack Your Brand, Praise Them – http://crowdspring.co/Tc3bxJ

Amazon: An Unlikely Banker for Small Businesses – http://buff.ly/PhaEQy

6 Copywriting Mistakes That Shatter Conversion Rates – http://crowdspring.co/TcukR4

7 Reasons a 23 Year Old Should Run Your Social Media (Instead of an Agency) – http://crowdspring.co/SNLd8s 

The Logic Behind E-Tailers’ Mercurial Pricing – http://crowdspring.co/PowrpC

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Art Students – http://crowdspring.co/TbMTF0

How to Be Happier at Work: 10 Tips – http://buff.ly/PGjrYe

Steve Martin’s Advice for Building a Career You Love – http://buff.ly/QUyZuo

4 Startups That Can Help You Tackle Your Small-Business Problems – http://buff.ly/PWS10t

Words for the wise: Handy skills for joining a startup | VentureBeat – http://buff.ly/Ph9WD5

What Happened to Diaspora, the ‘Facebook Killer’? It’s Complicated – http://crowdspring.co/TaQvHh

How to Build Trust in a Virtual Workplace | Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/Pkcq3y

If You Can’t Explain What You Do In A Paragraph, You’ve Got A Problem – http://crowdspring.co/R1r2jO

Captivating Investors with Secrets… and Other Fundraising Tips – http://buff.ly/Q53DAb

When Your Fans Hack Your Brand, Praise Them – http://crowdspring.co/Tc3bxJ

Clayton Christensen: “Disruptive Innovations Create Jobs, Efficiency Innovations Destroy Them” | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/TgkVYO

“Collaborative consumption”: the new economy – http://crowdspring.co/ThsWN7

Entrepreneurs Starting Up With Fewer Employees – http://crowdspring.co/Pk7GuT

Women Executives Make Venture-Backed Companies More Successful: Study – http://crowdspring.co/R1rwqa

6 Copywriting Mistakes That Shatter Conversion Rates – http://crowdspring.co/TcukR4

Zynga now worth less than the value of it’s cash and real estate – ouch! – http://crowdspring.co/SNLisU

Paying Developers is A Bad Idea – http://buff.ly/PouSU8

Reminder why we must make decisions without all the facts … Waiting for all the facts – http://buff.ly/T5347a

Why You Can’t Do It All (good advice for entrepreneurs) – http://buff.ly/PeMoPb

Giving your startup a point of view – http://crowdspring.co/TaQEKZ

Why Chicago Needs to Recruit and Retain Great Tech Talent – http://crowdspring.co/RclG8T

Marissa Mayer’s 9 Principles of Innovation | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/Tc3BUH

Is your market actually big? Or is it a fake market? – http://crowdspring.co/Tc6Nj6

Silicon Valley’s loosening grip: Does the road to tech’s future run through Middle America? | PandoDaily – http://crowdspring.co/Tgk1LX

The No. 1 Enemy of Creativity: Fear of Failure | Harvard Business Review – http://buff.ly/QXhJ7V

How Airbnb Evolved To Focus On Social Rather Than Searches – http://crowdspring.co/PiP8ed

7 Reasons a 23 Year Old Should Run Your Social Media (Instead of an Agency) – http://crowdspring.co/SNLd8s 

Twitter: It’s time for patent trolls to bear the costs of frivolous lawsuits – http://crowdspring.co/PjVg6a

Innovation Lessons from an Old-Time Enterprise | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/Rclqqp

Does VC (fund size) matter? – http://buff.ly/PTNrQk

Tech Companies Try, And Fail, To Inspire With Recent Commercials – http://crowdspring.co/TbqqrH

Seth’s Blog: Cycle worse, cycle better – http://crowdspring.co/TdVA1E

Another industry being disintermediated by technology: Gaming Faces Its Archenemy: Financial Reality – http://crowdspring.co/TqOX1q

You’re thinking about startup work-life balance all wrong – http://crowdspring.co/QmhQXU

Why We’ll Never Stop Talking About Steve Jobs – http://buff.ly/T5f5cH

The Logic Behind E-Tailers’ Mercurial Pricing – http://crowdspring.co/PowrpC

Neal Sales-Griffin (@nealsales): Solving problems, making things and having fun – http://crowdspring.co/PqFhDo

What is going to happen to Zynga? – http://buff.ly/T8BjdX

The Danger of Celebritizing Entrepreneurship | Harvard Business Review – http://buff.ly/T8A2Dr

Report: For The First Time In Decades, US Is Bleeding High-Skilled Immigrants – http://crowdspring.co/SVlQOu

The Top 10 Reasons your Home Page Video fails at Converting Customers – http://buff.ly/T1qOZN

“Advertising is like a shit and sugar pie.” – http://buff.ly/QYuS0p

The real power of Facebook lies in controlling connected identity – http://buff.ly/PcQUOf

Advertising Becomes Amazon’s Newest Low-Price Weapon | Advertising Age – http://crowdspring.co/PllaXh

The Top 10 Reasons your Home Page Video fails at Converting Customers – http://buff.ly/T1qOZN

Twitter Users Are Female, Like Purple And Have 208 Followers | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/TjkKMi

Here’s Business Insider’s Crazy New Strategy to Boost Ad Revenue – http://crowdspring.co/ThpKB1

“Collaborative consumption”: the new economy – http://crowdspring.co/ThsWN7

Digital Ad Growth Slows, but Mobile Increases | AllThingsD – http://crowdspring.co/TjZoOX

A single button could solve Facebook’s revenue problem | Fortune – http://crowdspring.co/TjXVrX

7 Reasons a 23 Year Old Should Run Your Social Media (Instead of an Agency) – http://crowdspring.co/SNLd8s 

Why social media strategy should not start with a drive for Facebook fans – http://crowdspring.co/TaQPWF

53% Americans Who Follow Brands in Social Are More Loyal To Those Brands – http://crowdspring.co/SRovbp

When Your Fans Hack Your Brand, Praise Them – http://crowdspring.co/Tc3bxJ

Four paths marketers must take to put mobile first | Econsultancy – http://crowdspring.co/Qdyyst

Tech Companies Try, And Fail, To Inspire With Recent Commercials – http://crowdspring.co/TbqqrH

What Happened to Diaspora, the ‘Facebook Killer’? It’s Complicated – http://crowdspring.co/TaQvHh

IAB Study: Ad-Supported Internet Responsible For 5.1 Million U.S. Jobs – http://buff.ly/T8ASjD

Facebook’s population is now as big as the entire world’s was in 1804 – http://buff.ly/QUyEIf

Study: 43 Percent Of Total Google Search Queries Are Local – http://buff.ly/QXOUZa

“Why the Ad Tech Guys Are Going Nuts About Facebook Exchange, and Why That Matters” – http://buff.ly/PWLQcK

35 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials Released in September 2012 – http://crowdspring.co/Tbtbtd

15 Free Digital Fonts For Download – http://crowdspring.co/PI4DbA

10 Powerful jQuery Web Typography Plugins – http://crowdspring.co/PI56dW

30+ Stylish and Funky Shoe Designs – http://crowdspring.co/TbsrE8

Best and Creative Photoshop Illustration Tutorials of 2012 – http://crowdspring.co/PjfWLz

Most Valuable Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials of 2012 – http://crowdspring.co/PI51Xr

8 Grunge Frames Photoshop Brushes – http://crowdspring.co/PI4NQg

33 Free Extraordinary Fonts for Web and Graphic Design – http://crowdspring.co/TbrFqQ

15 Tested Vintage Photoshop Actions – http://crowdspring.co/Tbt2FU

450+ Free Repeatable Pixel Patterns For Photoshop – http://crowdspring.co/Pjg1ip

The Optimal Text Layout is More Than Line Length – http://crowdspring.co/TbsYWG

30 Extremely Creative Billboard Designs – http://crowdspring.co/PI5w3W

50+ Epic Halloween Art – http://crowdspring.co/PjfPiV

20 Stunning Digital Painting Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/Pjg5yp

How to Create Shiny Retro Text with Photoshop – http://crowdspring.co/PjgiBJ

Typography Design 55 Remarkable Examples | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/PpJkzV

20 New inspiration ideas in brochures | Desigg – http://crowdspring.co/PpJrv2

23 Beautiful Brochure Design – NaughtyDesigner – http://crowdspring.co/TiSr0u

Flames Brushes | Webdesigner Lab – http://crowdspring.co/TiScT3

The Cracked Guide to Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/RcmECf

75 Excellent Photoshop Photo Manipulation Tutorials | instantShift – http://crowdspring.co/PpJpmY

Movie Posters: 50 Fresh Poster Designs | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/TiS4TM

30 Creative Examples of Photo Manipulation – http://crowdspring.co/PjfgG7

Designing a Classy Retro Business Card – http://crowdspring.co/TbtjbW

30 Inspiring Examples Of Letterpress Business Cards Design | Tech Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/TiS3iL

Stylish and Free Fonts for Graphics and Web Designers – http://crowdspring.co/Tbthkj

12 Useful Free Fonts for the Week | Web Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/PjgtNw

Top 25 Weird Yet Amazing Buildings of the World – http://crowdspring.co/TbrsUz

Inspiration: Vintage Packaging & Labels – http://crowdspring.co/PjfxJ4

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

15 Free Digital Fonts For Download – http://crowdspring.co/PI4DbA

20 Stunningly Beautiful Railroad and Train Logo Designs – http://crowdspring.co/PjfwEX

A Showcase of 45+ Creative Logos with Ribbons – http://crowdspring.co/TbrLyK

12 Useful Free Fonts for the Week | Web Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/PjgtNw

50 Business Logo Design Inspiration #9 – http://crowdspring.co/PjfHQG

Logo Life: The Visual Evolution of 100 Iconic Logos – http://crowdspring.co/TdVaZ0

Six Expected Web Design Trends in 2013 – http://crowdspring.co/PI5s44

30 Website Designs with Big Typography – http://crowdspring.co/V0owyA

Better Product Pages: Turn Visitors Into Customers – http://crowdspring.co/Pjgotd

100+ Beautiful Free Icon Font For Interface Designers – http://crowdspring.co/Tbtcx7

30+ Awesome E-commerce Websites for Your Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/TiSsS2

30 Great Looking Web Designs Built With Diagonal Lines – http://crowdspring.co/PI4IvQ

30+ Impressive Blue Web Designs – http://crowdspring.co/Tbsujs 

Colour Schemes and Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/Pjg8um

Useful JavaScript Libraries and jQuery Plugins – http://crowdspring.co/PI4Rzw

Cool High Quality Free Icons to Download – http://crowdspring.co/TbslN0

20 Beautiful Vintage Web Design Examples – http://crowdspring.co/PjfZqP

Impressive Case Study Examples in Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/Pjgukr

Stylish and Free Fonts for Graphics and Web Designers – http://crowdspring.co/Tbthkj

Web Layouts for Mobile App Landing Pages – http://crowdspring.co/Pjg0uH

30 Examples of CSS3 Buttons Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/PjfNI6

28 Articles on Usability and User Experience Techniques – http://crowdspring.co/TbtpQY

25 Creative Examples of Clean and Minimal Web Designs – http://crowdspring.co/PjfOLY

10 Powerful jQuery Web Typography Plugins – http://crowdspring.co/PI56dW

16 Examples of Great Responsive Web Design | DesignModo – http://crowdspring.co/TbruvB

14 (More) Absolutely Useful Tools for Web Developers and Designers – http://crowdspring.co/Pjgst3

Dark Colors In Web Design 50 Beautiful Examples For Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/TbrU5f

33 Free Extraordinary Fonts for Web and Graphic Design – http://crowdspring.co/TbrFqQ

The Role of Competitiveness in Raising Healthy Children – http://bit.ly/PmNet3 

Motivation matters to crowdsourced workforces – http://crowdspring.co/T9LK6d

Can Crowdsourcing Save the World? – http://crowdspring.co/T9LWT4

BMW to crowdsource the design of their megacity-centric future car – http://buff.ly/PXr3Wg

Scientists Create Fertile Eggs From Mouse Stem Cells – http://buff.ly/T5Kv2A

The Sockeye Salmon’s Last Swim – http://buff.ly/T8BTbE

Microsoft CEO sees company becoming more like Apple – http://crowdspring.co/TfhFNj

Best Facebook Moments – http://buff.ly/Pf4Kzs

HP Analyst Says Company Is Worthless – Business Insider – http://buff.ly/T6cCyM

The 50 Best Sandwiches in Chicago – Chicago magazine – http://crowdspring.co/RjbNWU

Top 25 Weird Yet Amazing Buildings of the World – http://crowdspring.co/TbrsUz

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

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    Oh no!!! Not the shoes again!!!

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