Twitter Link Roundup #156 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | November 30th, 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!

How does a cat manage to always land on their feet when falling from any height? Above is a fun video looking at cats, physics and weightlessness.  Did you know that the physics involved in flippings cats also allow us to operate space telescopes? Don’t worry, GiGi (the cat) was not hurt during the filming of the video.

Small Business and Startups: 5 DIY Things To Do For Your Brand! | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/UN7N0f

How To Choose A Market For Your Startup Or Small Business – http://crowdspring.co/UUb5Pl

How Small Businesses Can Compete with Big Business – http://crowdspring.co/X0LEji

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: mor.sl | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/X1VcKX

Badges Beware: 80% Of Gamification Apps Will End Up Being Losers, Says Gartner – http://crowdspring.co/WYslXK

Your Brand is What You Do – http://crowdspring.co/WYuAdR

The Founders Lie About Comfort Zones – http://crowdspring.co/WX27Fh

How To Choose A Market For Your Startup Or Small Business – http://crowdspring.co/UUb5Pl

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: The ultimate disrupter | Fortune Management – http://crowdspring.co/WX5BHG

A VC: What Has Changed – http://crowdspring.co/WPx1iI

What Hasn’t Changed: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger. | Dave McClure – http://crowdspring.co/WPDR7S

Investors Need to Lose Their Egos and Founders Need to Gain Some Confidence – http://crowdspring.co/WYuP8L

The ABCs of MVPs: How to Get the RIGHT Product out Faster – http://crowdspring.co/V16smw

Start With a Business Model, Not a Business Plan | WSJ – http://crowdspring.co/UVfP7f

Go west, young MBA: Important rules for building wealth in San Francisco – http://crowdspring.co/WGdnpg

Why We’re Pivoting from Mobile-first to Web-first – http://crowdspring.co/X1fFPR

Apple’s Problem: Google Is Getting Better At Design | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/WGhba9

Ad Nauseum Leadership: Use Repetition to Reiterate What’s Important – http://crowdspring.co/V173Vw

An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Patents: How To Determine Whether They Are Right For Your Company | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/WPxcun

The problem with a Lean Startup: the Minimum Viable Product | Paul Kortman – http://crowdspring.co/WYp0YP

Economic Impact Of Startup Accelerators: $1.6B+ Raised, 4,800+ Jobs Created, 2,000 Startups Funded | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/UXwbfO

Small Business and Startups: 5 DIY Things To Do For Your Brand! | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/UN7N0f

Follow The Money: Why Priceline Bought Kayak | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/UxiqUX

Just got acquired? 10 adjustments to make when working for a Big Co. – http://crowdspring.co/WYqbr7

The danger of waiting to long to find a business model? … Checking In on Foursquare’s Valuation – http://crowdspring.co/WX4BTU

Who says startups are easy | Om Malik – http://crowdspring.co/WPEvCd

Your Brand is What You Do – http://crowdspring.co/WYuAdR

Want to create a new habit? Get ready to break it – http://crowdspring.co/UXkXId

In Silicon Valley, Technology Talent Gap Threatens G.O.P. Campaigns | NYT FiveThirtyEight – http://crowdspring.co/X46zBS

Badges Beware: 80% Of Gamification Apps Will End Up Being Losers, Says Gartner – http://crowdspring.co/WYslXK

The Difference Between Stealth Mode and Quiet Mode – http://crowdspring.co/UXqiyY

Five Predictions For The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/V1rf9N

Special Report: Silicon Valley’s dirty secret – age bias | Reuters – http://crowdspring.co/WYuwKT

A poor effort to defend a P/E ratio of 666 (Salesforce). A turkey is a turkey – http://crowdspring.co/V4Hx1o

Interesting to see Y Combinator revise funding portion of its program … The YC VC Program – http://crowdspring.co/WWZOlm

Convertible Debt: really Bridge Loans and Equity Replacement Debt – http://crowdspring.co/UV1FmB

6 Signs You’re Not Fit to Lead – http://crowdspring.co/X2C4fK

Trending On AngelList: Tactics & Results | Justin’s Blog – http://crowdspring.co/WGgY6T

The Best CEOs Create More Fixers Than Fix Problems – http://crowdspring.co/X1DVBu

Are Startups Recession-Proof? – http://crowdspring.co/V1zthY

AppBot – Lessons Learned Launching A Minimum Viable Product – http://crowdspring.co/WPEnmk

Seth’s Blog: Persuade vs. convince – http://crowdspring.co/UJWxBV

The Biggest Problem in Mobile: Retention – http://crowdspring.co/WVSN4e

What’s the secret to a great team? | Barking Up The Wrong Tree – http://crowdspring.co/WYy7J8

Seth’s Blog: Avoiding “I’ll know it when I see it” – http://crowdspring.co/X18FCP

Want Venture Capital Funding? Here’s How | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/WPxjGq

The Anti-Social Era: Lessons Learned from Vimeo Founder Jake Lodwick – http://crowdspring.co/UK4CX0

Peter Thiel Asks Why Has Innovation Stalled | Collective Intelligence | Big Think – http://crowdspring.co/UVf1iE

Some problems are so hard they need to be solved piece by piece – http://crowdspring.co/WLd3Wl

Is the secret to success as simple as just not giving up? | Barking Up The Wrong Tree – http://crowdspring.co/WLdz6I

Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure in Audiences | AllThingsD – http://crowdspring.co/WGfWrj

Brilliant analysis. Must-read for marketers … Reverse Engineering Facebook EdgeRank – http://crowdspring.co/X4gcAH 

Facebook’s new matchback tracking finds you at the mall | Thought Gadgets – http://crowdspring.co/UxfQhu

How to fix the sad state of content marketing – http://crowdspring.co/X191ZT

Real-Time Marketing is Upon Us–Here’s How Advertising Needs To Adapt | Co.Create – http://crowdspring.co/WYttL9

The Anti-Social Era: Lessons Learned from Vimeo Founder Jake Lodwick – http://crowdspring.co/UK4CX0

What a pile of crap … Facebook Reveals How Samsung Turned A $10 Million Ad Buy To $129 In Sales | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/X1BIWL

Facebook Remains Gaping Hole in Advertising Industry’s Privacy Program | Advertising Age – http://crowdspring.co/UVfr8T

The Biggest Problem in Mobile: Retention – http://crowdspring.co/WVSN4e

Badges Beware: 80% Of Gamification Apps Will End Up Being Losers, Says Gartner – http://crowdspring.co/WYslXK

How PRWeb Helps Distribute Crap Into Google & News Sites – http://crowdspring.co/WYpPRm

What Marketers Are Getting Wrong About Loyalty | Co.Create – http://crowdspring.co/V4Jxqt

Twitterers: Take responsibility for your reckless claims – http://crowdspring.co/V1vzpe

Ghost Town? Study Says 70 Percent Of Facebook Pages Are Inactive | Marketingland – http://crowdspring.co/UDRyCt

Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure in Audiences | AllThingsD – http://crowdspring.co/WGfWrj

Red All Over: Newspaper Revenues Fall In Q3 – http://crowdspring.co/WGgRYN

Your Brand is What You Do – http://crowdspring.co/WYuAdR

Seth’s Blog: Persuade vs. convince – http://crowdspring.co/UJWxBV

Facebook makes it official — an external advertising network is coming soon | Gigaom – http://crowdspring.co/WLdjVk

25 Illustration Based Business Card Designs – http://crowdspring.co/WRw4pZ

A Collection Of Resources For An Up To Date Web Designer – 30 New Tools – http://crowdspring.co/WRS3Nx

40 Nice Photoshop print Ads | Designrex – http://crowdspring.co/WRwsVt

Andrew Zuckerman’s Extraordinary Portraits of Flowers | Brain Pickings – http://crowdspring.co/WPEDSm

How to Letterpress Your Image | Design Age – http://crowdspring.co/WRxkcL

30 Amazing Robots Illustrations | Speckyboy – http://crowdspring.co/UNazmg

100+ Free Bokeh Brushes For Photoshop – http://crowdspring.co/UN8giS

20 Creative Business Card Designs | Pixel Clouds – http://crowdspring.co/UN62QK

40 Creative Uses of QR Code in Business Card – http://crowdspring.co/WRQuzj

Best of Industrial Design #2 | Inspihive – http://crowdspring.co/UN9Npm

Brushes Grunge Abstract Lines | All4Designer – http://crowdspring.co/UN3vWz

25 Really Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/WRRIdN

40+ Awesome And Creative Fonts | GraphicsLava – http://crowdspring.co/WRT2xo

27+ Must Have Photoshop Brushes for Designers – http://crowdspring.co/WRRS4U

20 Colorful Examples of Print Design | Inspihive – http://crowdspring.co/UN9db4

Collection of 60 Fabulous 3D Characters | Splashnology – http://crowdspring.co/WRQhMq

40 Modern Alcoholic Package Designs | NaughtyDesigner – http://crowdspring.co/WRPKKq

25 Impressive Examples Of Business Card Designs – http://crowdspring.co/UN4tlP

40+ Epic Brochure Inspiration | AndySowards – http://crowdspring.co/WRP1sK

20 Useful Tools For Designer and Developers – http://crowdspring.co/WRRdAC

70 Free Fonts For Beautiful Big Headlines – http://crowdspring.co/UN44zK

20+ Awesome Photoshop Cartoon Tutorials and Actions – http://crowdspring.co/UN4Mgg

45 Free Abstract Light Effects Photoshop Brushes for Your Design – http://crowdspring.co/UN3mCK

22 Examples Of Typography Design | LuckyWP – http://crowdspring.co/UN3LFh

Paper Textures Pack | PEPSized – http://crowdspring.co/UN2X3c

How to Add Texture to an Illustration in Adobe InDesign | Vectortuts+ http://crowdspring.co/WRMWwV

30 Best Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials | Web Design Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/WRNm6y

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

Logo Design: Crowns | Abduzeedo – http://crowdspring.co/WRxuAW

22 Elegant and Cool Designs of Retro Logos | MyInkBlog – http://crowdspring.co/UN8rLj

30 Best Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials | Web Design Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/WRNm6y

40+ Awesome And Creative Fonts | GraphicsLava – http://crowdspring.co/WRT2xo

40+ Best Web UI Interface Framework Kits – http://crowdspring.co/WRqNyS

10 Fresh Tools For Web Designers And Developers – http://crowdspring.co/UMHGX7

70 Free Fonts For Beautiful Big Headlines – http://crowdspring.co/UN44zK

20 Law Firm Websites for Web Design Inspiration | Delta Designz – http://crowdspring.co/WRSPdE

20 Useful Tools For Designer and Developers – http://crowdspring.co/WRRdAC

Retro And Vintage: 44 Classy Examples Of Web Designs – http://crowdspring.co/UMK0gT

40+ Fresh and Free Web UI and Mobile Kits for Developers and Designers | Noupe – http://crowdspring.co/UMzF4A

15 Cool jQuery Modal Plugins | Tripwire Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/WRwCMJ

12 Fresh Tools For Web Designers And Developers | Smashing Spy – http://crowdspring.co/WRN3Zs

A Comprehensive Collection of Free UI Kits & Templates | Front-end Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/WRwVai

In Silicon Valley, Technology Talent Gap Threatens G.O.P. Campaigns | NYT FiveThirtyEight – http://crowdspring.co/X46zBS

Teachers Embroiled in Test-Taking Fraud http://crowdspring.co/SnyFDi

How can we spot fake savings when we shop? | Thought Gadgets – http://crowdspring.co/WX13k

Interesting to see Amazon tapping bond market while sitting on cash – http://crowdspring.co/WX37t1

Industries evolve and incumbents must evolve too … Simon & Schuster Steps Into Self-Publishing – http://crowdspring.co/RnWYV5

How Martin Odersky rewrote the rules of coding for a mobile world – http://crowdspring.co/V0Y4Ui

A Few Math Questions That US College Students Can’t Answer – http://crowdspring.co/Yso0N9 

Good news! US not the fastest in internet speeds but we’re way ahead of Congo, Central African Republic and turtles – http://crowdspring.co/V1ufmj

Cossacks once again patrolling Moscow streets, ‘We’re like Chuck Norris!’ – http://crowdspring.co/UWYOK7

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

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