Twitter Link Roundup #172 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | March 29th, 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 map of the Internet, created by an anonymous researcher, who hacked hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in order to create the map. You can find the full article in the Other section below, including an animated version of this map, showing where people are logging-in throughout the day, and changes in traffic patterns over time.

Empower Your Small Business – NEW edition: marketing, lean business, paid search, #1 mistake – http://crowdspring.co/15Qb2bj

Marketing and Selling to Squirrels (tips on how to deal with people’s short attention spans online) – http://crowdspring.co/10dKilc

Lean Business: Freelancers for ALL My Friends! – http://crowdspring.co/10EOryR

Lead Or Follow, But Keep Your Eyes On The Crowd – http://crowdspring.co/YcD1C6

Invest in Your Customers More Than Your Brand | Michael Schrage-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/YipU2f

Lessons Learned from Bill Gross’ 35 IPOs/Exits and 40 Failures – http://crowdspring.co/10oLgLv

Scaling Teams and the Fight Against Human Nature | Rand’s Blog – http://crowdspring.co/YhtHgi

3 Things I Did Wrong with My Last Startup – http://crowdspring.co/15N4i0q

Lean Business: Freelancers for ALL My Friends! – http://crowdspring.co/10EOryR

Six Tips to Building a World-Class Team – http://crowdspring.co/10sidH7

A scientific guide to saying “no”: How to avoid temptation and distraction | Buffer Blog – http://crowdspring.co/YiD2oi

When Things Don’t Work Out | by Fred Wilson – http://crowdspring.co/11TPkCS

Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists? | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/11rp1DR

Invest in Your Customers More Than Your Brand | Michael Schrage-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/YipU2f

Investment Crowdfunding is A Ghetto Stock Market | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/11lV7kc

Lead Or Follow, But Keep Your Eyes On The Crowd – http://crowdspring.co/YcD1C6

How Groupthink Can Ruin Startups | The Next Web – http://crowdspring.co/11Em8j2

Einstein’s Problem-Solving Formula, And Why You’re Doing It All Wrong – http://crowdspring.co/YisA02

Revenue Traction Doesn’t Mean Product Market Fit – http://crowdspring.co/YbdwkI

Forecasting Fox | NYTimes – http://crowdspring.co/10um8mH

How closely knit design and engineering teams put Pinterest on a rocket ship | Gigaom – http://crowdspring.co/YebZKB

True To Its Roots: Why Kickstarter Won’t Sell | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/Ybdb1s

Good insight about collaboration, usability and design … An interview with Joshua Porter | Inside Intercom – http://crowdspring.co/11ElEJy

Tech Startup City: G2 Crowd in Chicago | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/15Z0XJ0

Getting A Head Start On Five Factors Reshaping E-Commerce | Enterprise Irregulars – http://crowdspring.co/10G2i7Z

How to stay happy at a startup | VentureBeat – http://crowdspring.co/10EWknX

Why Organizations Are So Afraid to Simplify – Ron Ashkenas-Harvard Business Review http://crowdspring.co/10uqQAO

The most persuasive words in English: The psychology of language | Buffer Blog – http://crowdspring.co/11lSBuq

Chartbeat Demonstrates Below-the-Fold Ad Placement Is More Valuable Than Originally Assumed – http://crowdspring.co/11lRxGX

What Agencies Want From Twitter | Digiday – http://crowdspring.co/YdjZeQ

Half of What Online Advertisers Know About You Is Wrong – http://crowdspring.co/11po4f8

Amazon’s New Mobile Ad Network Is A Huge Threat To Google | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/YeaR9V

How Opting People OUT Can Actually Improve Your Email Marketing | Hubspot – http://crowdspring.co/11rqY39

UX Myths That Hurt SEO – Whiteboard Friday | SEOmoz – http://crowdspring.co/10uky4j

Invest in Your Customers More Than Your Brand | Michael Schrage-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/YipU2f

Is Your Meta Description Working As Hard As Your Tagline? | Rival IQ – http://crowdspring.co/11CrAmA

Native Advertising Is Bad News | Digiday (by Ben Kunz) – http://crowdspring.co/10skEJD

15 Steps to the Ultimate Lead Capture Landing Page | Unbounce – http://crowdspring.co/11rrMoD

40 Creative Sport Inspired Print Ads – http://crowdspring.co/YasBD5

Store Combats Showrooming With $5 ‘Just Looking’ Fee | Consumerist – http://crowdspring.co/11Ke7cf

40 Brilliant Business card design examples for your inspiration | Webneel – http://crowdspring.co/10F4AEz

25 Amazing Photoshop Color Effect Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/Zn9Urj

35 Fresh Examples of Corporate Business Cards – http://crowdspring.co/Yapnj3

A Collection of Stunningly Detailed App Icons | UnderWorld Magazines – http://crowdspring.co/YarV0l

Top 5 Free Tools To Create Amazing Infographics – http://crowdspring.co/11Cy8S6

20 Useful Examples of Cardboard Texture – http://crowdspring.co/ZnaS6X

15+ Cyrillic Fonts for Free Download – http://crowdspring.co/ZndEJn

20+ New Brochure Design Examples | Top Design Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/ZndhP3

Flat Design VS Metro UI Trend Examples – http://crowdspring.co/YasaIZ

50 Free Abstract photoshop Brushes | Levelgraphic – http://crowdspring.co/ZndB04

10 Good Tips for Creating Effective Brochure Designs – http://crowdspring.co/OAK8vB

25 Beautiful Examples Of iOS App Splash Screens – http://crowdspring.co/Yaqtes

Perspective in Illustrator: Multiple Objects | Creative Beacon – http://crowdspring.co/Zndv8Q

45 Incredible Examples of Food Art | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/ZnaJAw

Creative Presentation Folder Designs with Unique Brand Character – http://crowdspring.co/ZndG4a

10 Design Tutorials You Don’t Want To Miss | Inspired Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/Znd66e

15+ beautiful blog designs | Webdesigner Depot – http://crowdspring.co/Yaqi2M

9 Vintage and Retro Billboard Designs – http://crowdspring.co/YarVO5

15 Impressive Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials | Silky Designs – http://crowdspring.co/Zneiqq

40+ Cool and Useful Ice Textures For Free | Naldz Graphics – http://crowdspring.co/Znelm7

Best Examples of Skeuomorph Design – http://crowdspring.co/ZnaNQG

40 Creative Sport Inspired Print Ads – http://crowdspring.co/YasBD5

25 Old School and Retro Free Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/ZnaFAB

20 Flat Style Business Card Examples – http://crowdspring.co/YapH17

10 Inspiring iPhone weather UI – http://crowdspring.co/YapqLM

Photoshop Tutorials – Improve Typography Skills with Text Effect Tutorials–Tutorials | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/YapdrV

20 Great fonts you should have in your collection. | Design Reviver – http://crowdspring.co/Zna4Py

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

20 Great fonts you should have in your collection. | Design Reviver – http://crowdspring.co/Zna4Py

40 of chosen logo design tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/Yaq3oy

15+ Cyrillic Fonts for Free Download – http://crowdspring.co/ZndEJn

40 Creative Electrical Themed Logo Design examples for your inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/YashnW

25 Old School and Retro Free Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/ZnaFAB

25+ Futuristic Logos | iBrandStudio – http://crowdspring.co/Yaqy1X

15 Steps to the Ultimate Lead Capture Landing Page | Unbounce – http://crowdspring.co/11rrMoD

How to Use Pattern in Web and Mobile for Better UX – Design for User Experience – http://crowdspring.co/ZndrG5

40 Inspirational Websites Powered By HTML5 – http://crowdspring.co/Yapjjl

25 diverse patterns in site design | Webdesigner Depot – http://crowdspring.co/ZncZHO

10+ Data Visualization Tutorials [jQuery and HTML/CSS] | gonzoblog – http://crowdspring.co/Yasl7a

A Collection of Stunningly Detailed App Icons | UnderWorld Magazines – http://crowdspring.co/YarV0l

20+ Inspirational Orange Color Websites Designs – http://crowdspring.co/ZndPo4

25 diverse patterns in site design | Webdesigner Depot – http://crowdspring.co/ZncZHO

10 Useful & Fresh jQuery Plugins | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/Yaqz5P

20+ Examples of Effective Call-to-Action Buttons – http://crowdspring.co/Znegii

The Ultimate UX Design of Form Validation | Designmodo – http://crowdspring.co/Znbfi1

A Look At Photography Website Design – 26 Interesting Examples – http://crowdspring.co/ZnaYM1

Responsive Web Design With Physical Units | Smashing Mobile – http://crowdspring.co/Yaq8Zi

This Is the Most Detailed Picture of the Internet Ever (and Making it Was Very Illegal) – http://crowdspring.co/11lSgb5

How to Write Interesting Content for a “Boring” Topic | Copyblogger – http://crowdspring.co/YapDP0

Why the Rich Don’t Give to Charity | Ken Stern-The Atlantic – http://crowdspring.co/10sgtNX

Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep and Success | Brain Pickings – http://crowdspring.co/11rqnyf

Why Ron Johnson Is Struggling at J. C. Penney | The New Yorker – http://crowdspring.co/10siWIm

25 Things You’ll Have to Explain to Your Kids About Marketing One Day | Hubspot – http://crowdspring.co/11rtJBr

The Complicated Legacy of Boris Berezovsky-Why 1 man was both the Stalin & Trotsky of our time – http://crowdspring.co/ZsK8pa

Interesting look at the benefits & costs of delayed marriage in U.S. (average age people marry is increasing) – http://crowdspring.co/10uiYiG

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

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  • http://www.RiaEnjolie.com/ Tony Smith

    Thank you so much for sharing great list of sites.Lots of useful info here. I am sending it to several friends also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you for your effort!

    Tony Smith
    RiaEnjolie.com

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