Twitter Link Roundup #150 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | October 19th, 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!

I stopped watching Saturday Night Live years ago – mostly because skits stopped being funny. But once in a while, SNL can still knock it out of the park, as they did with their recent funny look at the complaints from the media about the iPhone 5. See the video above

Startup (and Small Business) Tips: Ask Your Customers For Feedback. Then Act – http://crowdspring.co/PxwdfZ 

As Pay-Per-Click Ad Costs Rise, Small Businesses Search for Alternatives – http://crowdspring.co/PE2VfR 

Social Media Lessons for Small Business | Duct Tape Marketing – http://crowdspring.co/PE2iTu 

7 Essential E-mail Newsletter Tactics | American Express OPEN Forum – http://crowdspring.co/PE2B0B 

Startup Tips: Ask Your Customers For Feedback. Then Act | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/PxwdfZ 

Fatherpreneurship: How to be a Successful Father and Entrepreneur – http://crowdspring.co/TpdP4o 

Avoid the 50/50 co-founder model – here’s why – http://crowdspring.co/QkHuen 

Want to get a job at a startup? Show them WHY. Great example – http://crowdspring.co/RmXP3s 

SaaS products aren’t viral – http://crowdspring.co/TmqWmJ 

Lean Marketing: How to Run Your Marketing Team Like a Startup – http://crowdspring.co/QwawYH 

Jack Dorsey: Leadership Secrets Of Twitter And Square | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/QwdJHJ 

A Founder’s Guide To Replacing Yourself | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/TrgP00 

The Low-Down: Successful Start-Ups Have More Senior Women Managers – http://crowdspring.co/Pz0vz1 

Starting v. Building a Company | David Lee – http://crowdspring.co/Pz02Nk 

Patent Trolling: It’s As Bad As You Think – http://crowdspring.co/PvU0Ne 

Charts: VC deals rise in Q3, but investment totals shrink – GeekWire – http://crowdspring.co/PDZntQ 

8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs – http://crowdspring.co/TmLE68 

3 Lessons That Startups Can Learn From Facebook’s Failed Credits Experiment | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/TrgWZp 

How Leaders At Companies From Box To Gore Innovate In Chaos | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/QkGGX0 

Romney, Obama Release Statements On How To Grow Tech Startups | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/PuiDtJ 

Is Money the Secret to Happiness? – http://crowdspring.co/TmvKsm 

Increase Conversion by Decreasing Engagement, Even with Video – http://crowdspring.co/PDhj7R 

Are Smart Phones Spreading Faster than Any Technology in Human History? | Technology Review – http://crowdspring.co/Trhfnh 

The Product is the Byproduct – http://crowdspring.co/PvTLSo 

Good background about what led to this … Newsweek Will Cease Print Publication at End of Year – http://crowdspring.co/PG3buM 

“ability to resist urges will improve your relationships, increase your dependability, and raise your performance.” – http://crowdspring.co/PxyV5h 

The man behind the brand (Sir Richard Branson and Virgin) – http://crowdspring.co/Pz0paE 

Angel Investors Do Make Money, Data Shows 2.5x Returns Overall | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/TrgE4O 

Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong | The Atlantic – http://crowdspring.co/Treq5n 

How to react to halved reach on Facebook (for Brand pages) | We Are Social – http://crowdspring.co/PrOqvm 

Increase Conversion by Decreasing Engagement, Even with Video – http://crowdspring.co/PDhj7R 

Social Media Lessons for Small Business | Duct Tape Marketing – http://crowdspring.co/PE2iTu 

7 Essential E-mail Newsletter Tactics | American Express OPEN Forum – http://crowdspring.co/PE2B0B 

1 out of 5 new Facebook fans now comes from mobile–a 280% increase from May to August – http://crowdspring.co/TwPf1j 

Lean Marketing: How to Run Your Marketing Team Like a Startup – http://crowdspring.co/QwawYH 

Newsweek turns to digital-only publication – http://crowdspring.co/REjNz2 

As Pay-Per-Click Ad Costs Rise, Small Businesses Search for Alternatives – http://crowdspring.co/PE2VfR 

Online Ads Hit New Record: $2.83 Billion a Month – http://crowdspring.co/TlTOf1 

Baumgartner Jump: What Red Bull Gets Out Of It | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/Pz0A5K 

Social Search Update: Google searchers 3x more likely to be logged-in than Bing – http://crowdspring.co/QxZuBX 

Internal Facebook Tool Lets Select Brands Check Fans’ Affinities | Adweek – http://crowdspring.co/PDZBBf 

Are Smart Phones Spreading Faster than Any Technology in Human History? | Technology Review – http://crowdspring.co/Trhfnh 

Facebook’s $7 Trojan horse (watch out, Amazon) | Thought Gadgets – http://crowdspring.co/Tmd6AX 

Hulu Struggles To Survive The Influence Of Its Parent Companies | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/PsO5Zm 

Internet Ad Revenues Rise to Historic $17 Billion in First Half 2012, Up 14% Over Half-Year 2011, According to IAB – http://crowdspring.co/PrKCu8 

10 Stupid Things Clients Say to Designers and How to Counter It – http://crowdspring.co/PpJPtx 

Illustrator vs. Photoshop: How to Maximize Your Designs – http://crowdspring.co/QhBhQl 

30 Free Vintage Photoshop Brushes – http://crowdspring.co/PpJY0f 

75 Scientific Mysteries, Illustrated by Some of Today’s Hottest Artists | Brain Pickings – http://crowdspring.co/TlH9sx 

Professionally Design Business Brochure Designs (20 Examples) | Design Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/Qhuje3 

Download Free Online eBooks for Web Designers and Developers – DesignModo – http://crowdspring.co/TiSIAE 

20 Free and Popular Thin Fonts (Commercial Use Allowed) – http://crowdspring.co/Pxt53F 

The Oldschool Beauty Of Retro Illustrations – 37 Examples – http://crowdspring.co/PxtdAi 

Master Illustrator CS6 With These 40+ Excellent Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/QhBeEh 

40 Creative Examples of Pictogram Movie Posters – Speckyboy Design Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/Pxu2cf 

Cool Brochure Designs That Make the Reader Adore Them – http://crowdspring.co/PxtseF 

35 Super Cool Free Fonts You Don’t Want to Miss – http://crowdspring.co/QhAaQK 

15 Creative Poster Design Ideas – http://crowdspring.co/PxuqYr 

Typographic Poster Designs 60+ Outstanding Examples | Tech Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/QhAFKA 

Creative Banner Examples : 50 Banners | Design Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/QhAAXl 

Professional Business Cards and Brochure Design Tutorial | Designs Madness – http://crowdspring.co/QhC83v 

20 Most Popular Free Halloween Fonts from Dafont – http://crowdspring.co/Pxttz5 

62 Stunning Examples of Paper Origami | Boost Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/PxtZNM 

Quick Tip: Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop | Psdtuts+ – http://crowdspring.co/QhDefH 

Typographic Style: Identifying Type Categories | DesignModo – http://crowdspring.co/PxuiIq 

Fresh Brochure Designs 26 Fresh Examples | Tech Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/QhDlb3 

Corporate Brochure Designs 25 Inspiring Examples | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/PxuLtZ 

17 Innovative Brochure Designs For Inspiration – BM/blog – http://crowdspring.co/QhDFGI 

20 Awesome Chair Designs | Abduzeedo – http://crowdspring.co/QhDXNS 

10 Abstract Fonts That Make a Bold Statement – Creative Beacon – http://crowdspring.co/PxuY0p 

40 Free Photoshop Actions For Vintage Effect – http://crowdspring.co/QhBD9F 

35 Super Cool Free Fonts You Don’t Want to Miss – http://crowdspring.co/QhAaQK 

60 Creative & Inspiring Illustrations | GoMediaZine – http://crowdspring.co/QhDBqz 

Letterpress Business Cards Ideas To Help You With Designing And Printing Your Own – http://crowdspring.co/Pxv7AS 

22 Photo Effect Photoshop Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/QhDwTL

30 Deliciously Stunning Cakes To Feed your Inspiration and Taste Buds | Best PSD to HTML – http://crowdspring.co/PxuE1s 

A New Showcase of Red Business Cards – http://crowdspring.co/QhA8bF 

40 Grunge and Halloween Free Fonts | You The Designer – http://crowdspring.co/QhzFpS 

Inspiration: Best Of Industrial Design #1 | Inspihive – http://crowdspring.co/PxrbzW 

5 Critical lessons your design professors never taught you | Graphic Design Blender – http://crowdspring.co/TmvpWG 

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

22 Amazing Examples Of Branding Design – http://crowdspring.co/PpJXcz 

25 Tastiest Pizza Logo Designs For Your Pizzeria – http://crowdspring.co/PpK1sI 

30+ Excellent Logo Design Tutorials & Tips to Learn | Bloom Web Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/QhyGG8

33 More Creative Logos with Hidden Symbolism – http://crowdspring.co/PxsSNY 

The Worst Logo Fails for all Time – http://crowdspring.co/QhBW48 

20 Free and Popular Thin Fonts (Commercial Use Allowed) – http://crowdspring.co/Pxt53F 

Collection of Food and Beverages Logo – 38 examples – http://crowdspring.co/QhBRh1 

20 Creative Logo Design Ideas: Having Fun With Identities! – PelFusion – http://crowdspring.co/QhDqeO 

Logo Design: Hands | Abduzeedo – http://crowdspring.co/QhCcQS 

30 Creative and Beautiful Logo Designs Inspired By Bikes | Design Rapid – http://crowdspring.co/PxumrD 

30 Nervy Examples of Brain Logo Design for Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/QhAtLe 

35 Door Logo Design Ideas For Creative Works – http://crowdspring.co/QhA2k4 

35 Super Cool Free Fonts You Don’t Want to Miss – http://crowdspring.co/QhAaQK 

25 Web Designs that Use Full Size Background Photos | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/PpJQOc 

13 Super Useful UI Wireframe Tools – http://crowdspring.co/TiT8Ha

Websites With White Background | WebDesignerDrops – http://crowdspring.co/Pxt4g6 

Top 5 Benefits of Grid-based Web Design | Top Design Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/QhDxap 

100 Creative Examples of Sliders & Galleries in Web Design | EntheosWeb – http://crowdspring.co/QhCnM5 

27+ Watercolor Effects in Web Design for Inspiration – Bloom Web Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/QhCeIz 

20 Gorgeous Examples Of Websites Based On Color Black | Top Design Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/QhzQ4h 

Kiss Your Bad Mood Goodbye – 40 Thrilling Photos | Boost Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/QhBrHl 

Technology Fail! The Funniest Gadget Glitches During Live Presentations – http://crowdspring.co/R9ClYT

Interesting perspective about Wikipedia … Why Crowdsourcing Cannot Be Fixed – http://crowdspring.co/TlF3J9 

SNL has been terrible the last decade, but there are some gems. iPhone 5 sketch from this weekend – http://crowdspring.co/QlZPtQ 

Seth Godin On Books, Business, Choices and Life | Good LifeProject – http://crowdspring.co/PwBvII 

28 More-Than-Just-Clever Remarks From One of History’s Great Smartasses (Oscar Wilde) – http://crowdspring.co/Tpdb6X 

Why College May Be Totally Free Within 10 Years – http://crowdspring.co/TrAjBL

Fascinating (good lesson for parents) … The marshmallow test, revisited – http://crowdspring.co/QfxGCf 

How Two College Students Created A Prosthetic Arm For An 8-Year-Old – http://crowdspring.co/PyjwBw 

Stress: The roots of resilience | Nature – http://crowdspring.co/QezPy2 

13 advertisements that make science fun | ScienceDump -http://crowdspring.co/PyjXMj 

Want to Ruin Teaching? Give Ratings – http://crowdspring.co/TwPsBT 

Sony Researchers Unveil Refrigerator That Forces You To Smile | Disinformation – http://crowdspring.co/Pw5bp9 

What Would You Do If Money Were No Object? Alan Watts on the Life of Purpose | Brain Pickings – http://crowdspring.co/Tpei6C 

Rare Historical Photos Pt. 3 [21 Pics] – http://crowdspring.co/QxZ6nd 

Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center |http://Wired.com  – http://crowdspring.co/Qw9E68 

Social Psychology: What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/Ps0NHN 

75 Scientific Mysteries, Illustrated by Some of Today’s Hottest Artists | Brain Pickings – http://crowdspring.co/TlH9sx 

Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web – http://crowdspring.co/PsNW8r 

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

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