Twitter Link Roundup #159 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | December 21st, 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 was filmed in a single take, with the musician playing 100 riffs on the guitar, representing 100 of the most iconic songs in Rock N’ Roll history. It’s a pretty impressive feat, and a cool listen.

It’s Time to Join the Crowd | Fox Small Business Center – http://crowdspring.co/SkXHXs 

Why you must sample what you sell | by Becky McCrae Small Biz Survival – http://crowdspring.co/UbapqW 

What Job Are Your Customers Hiring Your Products To Perform? | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/U6ygai 

Small Business and Startups: Dear Santa – http://crowdspring.co/Tr47kD 

Five Trends Driving Traditional Retail Towards Extinction | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/VLUJqE 

10 Content Marketing Tips You Can Employ Now | Social Media Examiner – http://crowdspring.co/UbMyaC 

When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Outsource Your Marketing | Hubspot Blog – http://crowdspring.co/UbLe7A 

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Colbrook Kitchen – http://crowdspring.co/VQdfhf 

Which links get the most clicks in email newsletters? (part 1) – http://crowdspring.co/SWhadT 

Are You Making the Most Common Pricing Mistake? | Think Traffic – http://crowdspring.co/VMhpXR 

A/B Testing: What are the most unexpected things people have learned from A/B tests? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/TwjyZ2 

Key Digital Marketing Trends For 2013 | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/R6PvIO 

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/SWiqO9 

Beyond the install: 10 keys to driving sustainable mobile user growth – http://crowdspring.co/VOo6YZ 

The danger of starting at the top – http://crowdspring.co/VPIZ60 

Bullshit Metrics – http://crowdspring.co/Ub8p21 

The Power of Thinking Long-Term | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/U8nyQw 

Why You Should Want to Pay for Software, Instagram Edition | The Atlantic – http://crowdspring.co/Ub8L8P 

New Research: The Skills That Make an Entrepreneur | Bill J. Bonnstetter-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/SOaK0v 

What Job Are Your Customers Hiring Your Products To Perform? | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/U6ygai 

Small Business and Startups: Dear Santa – http://crowdspring.co/Tr47kD 

10 Content Marketing Tips You Can Employ Now | Social Media Examiner – http://crowdspring.co/UbMyaC 

I’m Not The Product, But I Play One On The Internet – http://crowdspring.co/VPMHwy 

Which links get the most clicks in email newsletters? (part 1) – http://crowdspring.co/SWhadT 

10 Lessons I’ve Learned During My First Three Months As a Founder (by Len Kendall) | Technori – http://crowdspring.co/UdZf4L 

Hire For Cultural Fit Over Competence – http://crowdspring.co/UbMdVx 

Facebook: This Is The Bet You Are Making | Seeking Alpha – http://crowdspring.co/UcKIq7 

Andreessen Horowitz, Github, and Box Share 2013 Enterprise Insights – http://crowdspring.co/U7hmtc 

Programming Your Culture | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/UbM4Bl 

Don’t Think Big. There, I Said It. | Market By Numbers – http://crowdspring.co/VOpNFN 

What You Really Need Is A Market, Not An Idea | Paul Finn – http://crowdspring.co/U7FFHb 

Eight things Marc Andreessen said to Quartz that made us sit up and listen – http://crowdspring.co/U7fpwG 

Fantastic post by Ernie Miller on why he loves bing a programmer in Louisville – http://crowdspring.co/12kSOQi 

Why Instagram Hopes You Won’t Mind The Ads – http://crowdspring.co/UbaTgP 

Beyond the install: 10 keys to driving sustainable mobile user growth – http://crowdspring.co/VOo6YZ 

Are You Making the Most Common Pricing Mistake? | Think Traffic – http://crowdspring.co/VMhpXR 

When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Outsource Your Marketing | Hubspot Blog – http://crowdspring.co/UbLe7A 

Fab’s 2nd Pivot | betashop – http://crowdspring.co/U7fSiz 

Five Trends Driving Traditional Retail Towards Extinction | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/VLUJqE 

Good read about how Aviary changed its business model | The Verge – http://crowdspring.co/U7Ucmp 

The danger of starting at the top – http://crowdspring.co/VPIZ60 

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/SWiqO9 

This is a very useful valuation tool from AngelList (browse startup valuations) – http://crowdspring.co/U9BauS 

The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything – http://crowdspring.co/UbKTC1 

Learn to love uncertainty and failure, say leading thinkers | The Guardian – http://crowdspring.co/VKapuy 

A/B Testing: What are the most unexpected things people have learned from A/B tests? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/TwjyZ2 

Key Digital Marketing Trends For 2013 | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/R6PvIO 

Working alone sucks – http://crowdspring.co/U3fgdM 

The Top Five Career Regrets | Daniel Gulati-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/VI0dmf 

Top Marketing #FAILs of 2012 -http://crowdspring.co/VOr5k8 

Key Digital Marketing Trends For 2013 | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/R6PvIO 

Which links get the most clicks in email newsletters? (part 1) – http://crowdspring.co/SWhadT 

The danger of starting at the top – http://crowdspring.co/VPIZ60 

Facebook Could Now Advertise To Children, Thanks To Updated Federal Privacy Rules – http://crowdspring.co/VQSHVZ 

Why Instagram Hopes You Won’t Mind The Ads – http://crowdspring.co/UbaTgP 

“your business plan cannot be secret anymore.” – http://crowdspring.co/VQT5DP 

10 Content Marketing Tips You Can Employ Now | Social Media Examiner – http://crowdspring.co/UbMyaC 

Study: Affluent Consumers More Likely to Use Digital Coupons Than Lower Income Groups – http://crowdspring.co/VHZEbU 

Funny And Creative Ads #2 | Inspihive – http://crowdspring.co/VLWrs1 

Amazon, Advertising’s Sleeping Giant, to Awaken in 2013 | Adweek – http://crowdspring.co/VMpcER 

The Do Plan, or Why We Know But Don’t Do | zenhabits – http://crowdspring.co/UcGrmm 

US Mobile Ad Spending Jumps to $4 Billion | eMarketer – http://crowdspring.co/VPIPf5 

Why 84% of Kickstarter’s top projects shipped late – http://crowdspring.co/UcEfv9 

Facebook Stops Its Long-Awaited Ad Network Before It Starts (For Now) | AllThingsD – http://crowdspring.co/UdgKlJ 

Facebook Preps to Bring Video Ads to News Feed | Advertising Age – http://crowdspring.co/UbacnK 

Beyond the install: 10 keys to driving sustainable mobile user growth – http://crowdspring.co/VOo6YZ 

A/B Testing: What are the most unexpected things people have learned from A/B tests? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/TwjyZ2 

30 Clever Examples of Park Bench Advertising Campaigns – http://crowdspring.co/U7odCP 

Will 2013 be the year of conversion optimisation? | Econsultancy – http://crowdspring.co/Ue08Kw

Creative Advertising Inspirations – http://crowdspring.co/VLZpg9 

Five Trends Driving Traditional Retail Towards Extinction | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/VLUJqE 

30 Embossed Business Cards – http://crowdspring.co/VLUVWF 

Learn Photoshop CS6 From These Great Tutorials -http://crowdspring.co/U7nL7A 

Photoshop Secrets – http://crowdspring.co/U7k4yC 

10 Vintage Photoshop Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/VLWnIT 

5 Awesome Adobe Photoshop Tutorials | Inspihive – http://crowdspring.co/VLYPPj 

10 Modern Letterhead Designs for Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/U7nMZj 

35 Impressive Photography Business Cards – http://crowdspring.co/VLZqRe 

20 Fascinating Examples of Origami Art – http://crowdspring.co/U7jAsy 

10 Most Inventive Business Card Designs of 2012 | PrintRunner Blog – http://crowdspring.co/VLYHQ0 

25 Inspiring Websites Related To Designs – http://crowdspring.co/VLWcx0 

21 Examples of Minimal Business Card Design | CoalesceIdeas – http://crowdspring.co/U7oa9W 

15 Practical Tips How To Use Typography For Emotional Design | The Usabilla Blog – http://crowdspring.co/U7owxw 

300+ Christmas Textures and Patterns | TutorialFreakz – http://crowdspring.co/VLYLPM 

Creative Advertising Inspirations – http://crowdspring.co/VLZpg9 

40 Typography Inspiration for designers | Psdblast – http://crowdspring.co/VLZBfg 

Design: What is the most elegant idea ever? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/TwiCno 

30 Clever Examples of Park Bench Advertising Campaigns – http://crowdspring.co/U7odCP 

25 Free Fonts For Designers | Tech Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/VLZIaN 

Creative Food Packaging Design Inspiration | Designs Madness – http://crowdspring.co/U7nGRb 

20 Exceptional Book Packaging Designs – http://crowdspring.co/U7nzFe 

Posters with Awesome Typography | Abduzeedo – http://crowdspring.co/U7nmlz 

Free Grunge Wall Texture Pack – http://crowdspring.co/VLZa4E 

10 Must Have Free Retro Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/VLYwnT 

45 Cool Retro Style Illustrations for Your Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/VLYyvX 

Showcase of 44 Beautiful Letterpress Business Card Designs | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/U7nf9K 

20+ Pixel Perfect Food Icon Designs for Inspiration | CoalesceIdeas – http://crowdspring.co/U7n6D1 

Funny And Creative Ads #2 | Inspihive – http://crowdspring.co/VLWrs1 

Wonderful Object Photography – 40 Examples | Dzinepress – http://crowdspring.co/VLVGz8 

Creative Postcard Direct Mail Designs | Postcardology’s Space – http://crowdspring.co/U7jRLT 

How To Identify Fonts In An Image Using | TutorialFreakz – http://crowdspring.co/U7jz7U 

35 Free Christmas Photoshop Patterns | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/VLUThL 

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

25 Inspirational Travel And Tourism Logos | Top Design Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/VLVbFa 

35 Chicken Logo Design Perfect for Poultry Business – http://crowdspring.co/VLW7te 

31+ Gorgeous Custom Lettering Logos for Inspiration | Bloom Web Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/U7oqpu 

How To Identify Fonts In An Image Using | TutorialFreakz – http://crowdspring.co/U7jz7U 

39 Business Logo Design Inspiration #14 | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/VLZFf1 

25 Free Fonts For Designers | Tech Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/VLZIaN 

10 Must Have Free Retro Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/VLYwnT 

29 Web Layouts using Big Oversized Background Images | SpyreStudios – http://crowdspring.co/VLVyj8 

Improving Usability And User Experience Through Consistent Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/VLW9Bk 

25 Radical Responsive Landing Pages | PelFusion – http://crowdspring.co/VLZxMz 

Restaurant Web Designs: 40 Yummy Cafe & Restaurant Websites and Trends | DesignModo – http://crowdspring.co/RWuH8o 

20+ Pixel Perfect Food Icon Designs for Inspiration | CoalesceIdeas – http://crowdspring.co/U7n6D1 

50 Creative and Inspirational Single Page Websites – http://crowdspring.co/VLZ2Ca 

21 Inspiring Examples of Texture Use in Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/VLZMr3 

A Roundup of Stunning Landing Pages For Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/VLZ3WH 

404 Page Design – 30 Fresh And Creative Examples–Inspiration | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/VLYCvD

110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years | Popular Mechanics – http://crowdspring.co/SWhFEU 

This is what the internet looked like in 1995. Feeling Old? – http://ow.ly/gamrg 

100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N’ Roll) – http://crowdspring.co/VPWdji 

Design: What is the most elegant idea ever? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/TwiCno 

The Top Five Career Regrets | Daniel Gulati-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/VI0dmf 

Really? Losing Sleep Reduces Your Tolerance for Pain – http://crowdspring.co/V64DGU

To stream everywhere, Netflix encodes each movie 120 times – http://crowdspring.co/VOqrTV 

Learn to love uncertainty and failure, say leading thinkers | The Guardian – http://crowdspring.co/VKapuy 

The Heaviest Thing Amazon Will Ship for Free Weighs Nearly a Ton – http://crowdspring.co/WsPfXy 

The Power of Concentration – http://crowdspring.co/VMhavO 

Innovation: What are the best new products that people don’t know about? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/U57grQ 

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

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