Twitter Link Roundup #160 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | January 4th, 2013

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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 shows a Chimera monkey, created by combining up to six distinct embryos from rhesus monkeys. The embryos were combined to help scientists understand the role that specific genes play in embryonic development. You can find this, and 26 other science fictions that became science facts in 2012, in the Other section below.

25 Awesome Free Google Tools for Marketers – http://crowdspring.co/Ukpza5

Why Menus Suck + Other Deep Thoughts on the Food Tech Revolution. | Dave McClure – http://crowdspring.co/UxAJux

Five Linking Myths That Need To Go Away In 2013 – http://crowdspring.co/UxU5k6

Early Evidence Is Often Too Early And Not Really Evidence – http://crowdspring.co/UHaQsh

Why Malls Are Getting Mauled | Jeff Jordan - http://t.co/3kmslwba

Fear of Amazon Pushes Retailers to Take On Risks of Same-Day Shipping – http://t.co/tQ9NYlXA

How One Startup Grew a $100M Business Without Spending Venture Capital | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/V90jEw

Five Linking Myths That Need To Go Away In 2013 – http://crowdspring.co/UxU5k6

Don’t Accidentally Bootstrap Yourself to Death | saastr – http://crowdspring.co/UkpT8F

Single User Utility In A Social System (by Fred Wilson) – http://crowdspring.co/UfR18O

8 Major Tech Predictions for 2013 | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/UHdgXV

Early Evidence Is Often Too Early And Not Really Evidence – http://crowdspring.co/UHaQsh

“Pay with a Tweet” and Other Growth Hacking Examples | Venture Capital Cafe – http://crowdspring.co/UxzXO5

9 Beliefs You Need to Succeed at Anything – http://crowdspring.co/UFSqbj

The 5 Traits All Top Performers Share | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/UGUakB

Step one is admitting you have a problem – http://crowdspring.co/UHfAOA

Give Before You Get | LinkedIn – http://crowdspring.co/UjgHRV

Facebook: This Is The Bet You Are Making | Seeking Alpha – http://t.co/0EbMrlAe

Analysis: For tech investors, it’s hard to know when to bolt | Reuters – http://t.co/iG2z1qrf

The highs and lows of startup life (by @joelgascoigne) – http://t.co/jT8eKhxn

It’s Not a Bubble, People; It’s a Pyramid Scheme | peHUB – http://t.co/b69ggQcS

The pitfall of lock in – http://t.co/x2G8JxO0

Why Smart People Are Stupid | The New Yorker – http://t.co/VegSyACw

Amazon Is Ripe For Disruption | Forbes – http://t.co/Pzd6uWFH

How to Raise Entrepreneurial Kids – http://t.co/AghLs7Pu

Doubtliers: Dangers Learning From The Exceptional – http://t.co/7nxKkSMi

10 Lessons I’ve Learned During My First Three Months As a Founder (by @lenkendall) | @Technori – http://t.co/jzUSnIlS

“your business plan cannot be secret anymore.” | by @fraying – http://t.co/naRSwtoz

More Than 1,000 Seed-Funded Startups Are Destined To Be ‘Orphaned’ At The Series A Stage – http://t.co/OyHUxeRi

“To make progress, we need to be able to imagine alternative realities, and not just any old reality but a better one” – http://t.co/hbDQc8dG

Americans take too little time off – not good to be ahead of the pack on this issue – http://t.co/uwfVRasb

Funding startups that rely on advertising (by @bijan) – http://t.co/husAjE2H

Good reminder on how to better promote innovation … But which is the sideshow? – http://t.co/NoCve084

Lightbank Aims To Change The VC Game As It Expands Its Investments Beyond Chicago | TechCrunch – http://t.co/LYYuLkDE

Websites Vary Prices, Deals Based on Users’ Information – http://t.co/qVpQ2GgD

SaaS 101: 7 Simple Lessons From Inside HubSpot (by @dharmesh) – http://t.co/jEyHTBSE

Revenue is the new black | Gigaom – http://t.co/1J3snZsR

When is it Time to Pivot or Quit? (by @byosko) – http://t.co/iBXzV9Pu

For Startup Accelerators, (Class) Size Does Matter | WSJ – http://t.co/SItQ6Y18

Dear Silicon Valley, Ads Are the Hard Part | Digiday – http://t.co/JIasrNrb

The Other Person is Never the Problem | zenhabits – http://t.co/x5G3mBKx

Revenue Doesn’t Matter – http://crowdspring.co/UiPuPn

25 Awesome Free Google Tools for Marketers – http://crowdspring.co/Ukpza5

Telecommuting may be terrible for your work/life balance | Slate Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/Ukq0kA

Taking Off The Rose Colored Glasses | Dan Shipper – http://crowdspring.co/UFOEik

Why Menus Suck + Other Deep Thoughts on the Food Tech Revolution. | Dave McClure – http://crowdspring.co/UxAJux

Will 2013 Be Harder For Startups Than 2012? (by Brad Feld) – http://crowdspring.co/Uxy3ND

Building A Brand Consumers Can Believe In | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/UxA9x2

Applying Digitial Marketing Techniques To Retail Shopping | crowdSPRING Blog – http://t.co/zssrbMnb

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

Dear Silicon Valley, Ads Are the Hard Part | Digiday – http://t.co/JIasrNrb

Will 2013 be the year of conversion optimisation? | Econsultancy – http://t.co/Lxjh0Uad

Is Agile Marketing the Future of Search in 2013? | Search Engine Watch – http://t.co/gu8eWPQy

The New York Times Paywall Is Working Better Than Anyone Had Guessed | Bloomberg – http://t.co/kYgzuPag

Instagram Reversal Doesn’t Appease Everyone | NYT – http://t.co/jj4AgNF6

Weathering the Content and Data Storm | Digiday – http://t.co/kwWPEdZE

IAB: US Interactive Ad Revenues Hit $9.3 Billion, A Record High, In Q3 – http://t.co/oIHjGimN

Study: Almost 50% of top Pinterest pins link to webpages that don’t exist | VentureBeat – http://t.co/G4sChK5y

25 Awesome Free Google Tools for Marketers – http://crowdspring.co/Ukpza5

Five Linking Myths That Need To Go Away In 2013 – http://crowdspring.co/UxU5k6

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

25+ Fresh Business Cards Ideas to Inspire You | Bloom Web Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/UG7rdq

10 Incredible New Free Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/UG7xll

Stylish And Bizzare Steampunk Designs | Inspihive – http://crowdspring.co/Ut59yU

33 Creative Global Warming Poster Designs for your inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/UG7SEA

Apparently, taking a very long hike makes you more creative. Good to know – http://t.co/a1Wl78Wz

Favorite Book Cover Designs of 2012 | NYT – http://t.co/0ZEXq5Th

Ultimate Business Card Design Kit: Tutorials, Templates, Tips & Tricks and a Showcase – http://t.co/YYvFHUZd

Exquisite and Beautiful Examples of Brochure Design | youandsaturation – http://t.co/FjWPSrpE

Showcasing The Art Of Vintage Typography Designs – http://t.co/ia7BMEUa

65 Inspiring Examples Of Big Typography Designs – http://t.co/IS4qW2G8

16 Free Grid Fonts For Your Designs – http://t.co/X9Ug0Wv9

Design and Photography Inspiration – http://t.co/7QAznh1r

12 New Free Fonts for your Design Projects – http://t.co/0A50sC5x

30 Stylish Packaging Designs – http://t.co/czsvqM7u

26 Creative & Cool T-shirts Designs – http://t.co/Tu0O6n0t

40 Clever and Creative Shopping Bag Designs – http://t.co/to99NlkY

Free Texture Friday – http://t.co/oYPnsMpD

40 Free Beautiful Photoshop Bokeh Brushes – http://t.co/SQXmNG5m

Sustainable Package Design – http://t.co/PWCYpoMx

35 Aspiring Free Photoshop Brushes | Dzinepress – http://t.co/rfaqxwFy

40 Free Best Photoshop Brush Packs – http://t.co/VmWisWZM

35 Beautiful Typographic T-Shirt Designs – http://t.co/J0f6XO9k

Apparently, taking a very long hike makes you more creative – http://t.co/rD7zuKgo

16 Of The Year’s Best Ideas In UI Design |Co.Design – http://crowdspring.co/V8ZOKW

Roundup of Free Vintage Ornament & Floral Vectors – http://crowdspring.co/UG7ENC

Superb Examples of Vector Illustrations Featuring Portraits – http://crowdspring.co/UksBLk

26 Beautiful Examples Of Creative Brochure Designs – http://crowdspring.co/UG3cyw

100 Free Photoshop Brushes For Designers – http://crowdspring.co/UksNKI

Design: What is the most elegant idea ever? | Quora – http://t.co/mTjt1Zlq

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

50 Outstanding logo designs – http://crowdspring.co/UFQgsn

45 Examples of Negative Space Logo Designs – http://crowdspring.co/Uksxv5

30 Amazing Dual Meaning Logos That Will Impress You – http://t.co/04deLztM

26 Remarkable Examples Of Branding, Identity and Logo Designs | Graphic Design Junction – http://t.co/Uh7UDL1I

12 New Free Fonts for your Design Projects – http://t.co/0A50sC5x

20 Amazing and Creative Logo Designs | 92pixels – http://t.co/jNM6kfn4

50 Stunning RSS Symbol Inspired Logo Designs – http://t.co/QEd61IfC

Collection of Single Letter Logo Design Inspiration – http://t.co/aPvZXh4G

Showcase of Amazing Website Navigation Designs – http://crowdspring.co/Ut5dPa

Best web design tools you should be using for 2013 – http://crowdspring.co/Uktx2d

What Does it Mean to be Simple? | 52 Weeks of UX – http://t.co/L7tue3sA

30 Tutorials to Master Typography in Design | CrazyLeaf Design Blog – http://t.co/JEBwMbdx

30 Tutorials and Guides for Responsive Design | Creativeoverflow – http://t.co/xbMTBGGq

User Interface Design Inspiration – 45 Lovely Switches – http://t.co/j7ogp8As

Popular Web Design Trends from 2012 | Speckyboy – http://t.co/tRLp9fCK

35+ Amazingly Designed 404 Pages – http://t.co/S4QvWnMv

25 Fresh HTML5 jQuery And CSS3 Tutorials – http://t.co/VsaKZSdR

16 Of The Year’s Best Ideas In UI Design |Co.Design – http://crowdspring.co/V8ZOKW

37 Popular Shots Focused on Brilliant Website User Interfaces | SpyreStudios – http://crowdspring.co/UktaEU

The Top 5 Website UX Trends of 2012 | UX Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/UFV54Z

Best Showcase of Retro and Vintage Web Design | Designs Madness – http://crowdspring.co/UG7GoK

Blurred Backgrounds Use in Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/UksK1i

30 Professional Looking e-Commerce Web Designs – http://crowdspring.co/UG6thf

Useful Wireframe Tools for Web Designers | You The Designer – http://crowdspring.co/UksVd4

21 Inspiring Examples of Texture Use in Web Design – http://t.co/uaBDD6vG

Impressive and Trendy Web Design Showcase | Queness – http://crowdspring.co/Uktcg8

10 Incredibly Unique Landing Page Designs | iBrandStudio – http://crowdspring.co/Ukt1Br

25 Inspiring Examples of iPhone App Websites – http://crowdspring.co/UG4KIA

Damn You Auto Correct! » The 50 Most Hilarious Autocorrects Of 2012! – http://crowdspring.co/UiPdvE

The science of new year’s resolutions: Why 88% fail and how to make them work | The Buffer blog – http://crowdspring.co/Uko0Jg

Instead of Making Resolutions, Dream | Whitney Johnson-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/UFRELw

20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog – http://crowdspring.co/TdR1qM

The 25 best reads on the web this year | The Verge – http://crowdspring.co/UxAxeI

The future of science in 2013 | The Guardian – http://crowdspring.co/UFR2Wb

27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012 – http://crowdspring.co/UfTaBp

Innovation: What are the best new products that people don’t know about? | Quora – http://t.co/v7tm2IKk

How to Raise Entrepreneurial Kids – http://t.co/AghLs7Pu

20 Best Creative Products You Can Actually Buy | The Design Inspiration – http://t.co/2nnWb89J

16 abbreviated company names explained | The Week – http://t.co/9RN8HPHO

True professionals don’t fear amateurs – http://t.co/Wo3ZaB59

Apparently, taking a very long hike makes you more creative – http://t.co/rD7zuKgo

Epic poetry written using spam, spam and more spam. by e.e. @benkunz – http://t.co/E83LY8US

The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2012 – http://t.co/sS88RUI5

The 10 most read books on Brain Pickings this year – http://t.co/ECVPqf7o

The Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2012 – http://crowdspring.co/UfYkgP

100 Ideas That Changed Art | Brain Pickings – http://crowdspring.co/UiPCOQ

US Soldier Suicides Outnumber Combat Deaths In 2012 – http://crowdspring.co/UfSuvU

Fun diversion … Eight little known historical facts…. | MadMikesAmerica – http://crowdspring.co/UjhzG4

Apple Falls to Four-Year Low in Online Customer Satisfaction Survey | AllThingsD – http://crowdspring.co/V90GyY

Faking It: A Visual History of 150 Years of Image Manipulation Before Photoshop | Brain Pickings – http://crowdspring.co/UBxt1s

Good analysis of the Zipcar purchase by Avis | Felix Salmon, Reuters – http://crowdspring.co/TKH6cX

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

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