Twitter Link Roundup #173 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | April 5th, 2013

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 is from a comedy group – Barely Political. In the five minute video, members of the group sing and make fun of some of the most unique singing voices of the past 75 years, including Stevie Nicks, Billie Holliday, Geddy Lee, Macy Gray, Dolores O’Riordan, Brittney Spears, Dave Matthews, Brian Johnson, Michael McDonald and many more.

Email Design Best Practices For Small Businesses and Startups – http://crowdspring.co/YtDkZr

Top 6 Crowdsourcing Websites | ichitect – http://crowdspring.co/16ev1k4

Small Business Marketing Tip: Send Email Campaigns At Night To Increase Revenue | crowdSPRING Blog – http://crowdspring.co/16yNCt7

Being Kind To Your Prospective Customers Is Good Business – (Lean Business: Do Unto Others) – http://crowdspring.co/YqnBKx

Measuring What Matters: How To Pick A Good Metric – http://crowdspring.co/XOw6eN

Four Ways to Market Like a Startup | Brian Gregg and Vivian Weng-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/YQWeZK

The Law of Timing in Negotiations – http://crowdspring.co/YKgFaU

The Secret to a Strong Branding Message? Focus – http://crowdspring.co/XSKwum

When Simplicity Is the Solution – http://crowdspring.co/XSGBxQ

“Products take off not just because of WHAT they do but HOW they make us feel.” – http://crowdspring.co/Y067Ba

4 Reasons People Subscribe to — and Open — Email – http://crowdspring.co/YOmeVH

Seven Rules for Managing Creative People | Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/10EqZOF

Email Design Best Practices For Small Businesses and Startups – http://crowdspring.co/YtDkZr

Being Kind To Your Prospective Customers Is Good Business – (Lean Business: Do Unto Others) – http://crowdspring.co/YqnBKx

Formspring – A Postmortem – http://crowdspring.co/YKejsv

Leadership Rule No. 1: Epitomize Your Company Culture | by Paul Spiegelman – http://crowdspring.co/YKgNHg

The Law of Timing in Negotiations – http://crowdspring.co/YKgFaU

E-Commerce Companies Bypass Middlemen to Build Premium Brand – http://crowdspring.co/XTiJtJ 

(Screen) size matters for mobile interface design | VentureBeat – http://crowdspring.co/YOnAQ9

Top 6 Crowdsourcing Websites | ichitect – http://crowdspring.co/16ev1k4

5 things that seem essential that we launched Buffer without | Buffer Blog – http://crowdspring.co/XUj3sm

Are You The Disrupter or the Disrupted? | by Daniel Burrus – http://crowdspring.co/YQVYdn

The Secret to a Strong Branding Message? Focus. | by Adam Kleinberg – http://crowdspring.co/XSKwum

Google’s Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/YNIL4Y

Four Ways to Market Like a Startup | Brian Gregg and Vivian Weng-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/YQWeZK

8 Steps to Mastering Time Management | OPEN Forum – http://crowdspring.co/YPlNuq

When Google lost its cool – http://crowdspring.co/14Jerwz

Interview w/ Zach Ware on Project 100, a startup that bought 100 Teslas to replace your car – http://crowdspring.co/16tRrQf 

The Rise Of The Superconnector | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/XVjPFA

4 Reasons People Subscribe to — and Open — Email – http://crowdspring.co/YOmeVH

7 reasons for entrepreneurs to avoid tranched investments | VentureBeat – http://crowdspring.co/Y0njGB

Why I No Longer Advise Startups to Hire M.B.A.s | The Accelerators-WSJ – http://crowdspring.co/XVkgQa

5 Most Important Writing Lessons Learned after Pivoting our Blog twice – http://crowdspring.co/YNQEau

Online Education’s Dirty Secret — Awful Retention – http://crowdspring.co/XUjfb7

Twitter Is Building A Gateway To The “Web” Of Mobile Apps | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/YThNc8

This study suggests that women make better business decisions than men – http://crowdspring.co/12dfi4d

“How to Pick the Programming Language for Your First MVP” – http://crowdspring.co/14JeU1K

The Skills Most Entrepreneurs Lack | Bill J. Bonnstetter-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/YVc4mg

The Beal Deal with Dharmesh Shah – http://crowdspring.co/YNOx6K

Strategies For VCs To Increase Startup Success Odds – http://crowdspring.co/YNMiAn

What Would-Be Entrepreneurs Fear Most About Starting Up | Entrepreneur – http://crowdspring.co/YV8x7k

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20 – http://crowdspring.co/Y04Ud5

“Products take off not just because of WHAT they do but HOW they make us feel.” – http://crowdspring.co/Y067Ba

When Simplicity Is the Solution – http://crowdspring.co/XSGBxQ

SEC Greenlights One Style Of Equity Crowdfunding For Startups | TechCrunch – http://crowdspring.co/XSLruI

The Culture of Free and The Future of Google – http://crowdspring.co/XOvJ41

Measuring What Matters: How To Pick A Good Metric – http://crowdspring.co/XOw6eN

Chicago-based BrightTag ranked #4! Ranking the Top 10 Cloud Startups – http://crowdspring.co/16wNSZx

10 Rules for the Open Brand – http://crowdspring.co/XOwlXe

Customers Don’t Want Ads, They Want A Conversation | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/XTonfE

“Products take off not just because of WHAT they do but HOW they make us feel.” – http://crowdspring.co/Y067Ba

Facebook’s mobile hype, eyeballs and dollars grow. Is that enough? | by Om Malik – http://crowdspring.co/Y05jw3

Facebook to See Three in 10 Mobile Display Dollars This Year | eMarketer – http://crowdspring.co/Y05oQl

Four Ways to Market Like a Startup | Brian Gregg and Vivian Weng-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/YQWeZK

When It Comes To Social Media, Consumers Tell Brands To Speak Only When Spoken To | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/XTp2O4

The Chief Digital Officer is likely to own social, and IT | GigaOM Pro (by Stowe Boyd) – http://crowdspring.co/XToYxC

Measuring What Matters: How To Pick A Good Metric – http://crowdspring.co/XOw6eN

4 Reasons People Subscribe to — and Open — Email – http://crowdspring.co/YOmeVH

The accelerating crisis of advertising visual inventory | by Ben Kunz – http://crowdspring.co/XSI7Qm

In a never ending quest to annoy consumers, we now have talking mobile ads – http://crowdspring.co/YV7cxA

The Secret to a Strong Branding Message? Focus. | by Adam Kleinberg – http://crowdspring.co/XSKwum

SEO Guidelines for Sponsored Content and Partner Links | Adam Sherk – http://crowdspring.co/YV7G6L

Top 6 Crowdsourcing Websites | ichitect – http://crowdspring.co/16ev1k4

30 Inspiring & Creative Advertisements From Around The World – http://crowdspring.co/XSPCXJ

40 Awe-Inspiring Print Advertising Posters | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/XSU7S6

How to Creatively Market Yourself as a Designer | Design Shack – http://crowdspring.co/XSPHue

60 Impressive Character Illustrations | Splashnology – http://crowdspring.co/Yatvzv

20 Innovative Resume Examples | Enfuzed – http://crowdspring.co/YNX0a0

Negative Space is an Important Design Tool: Here’s Why | Designmodo – http://crowdspring.co/YNVgxo

How do you design? An in-depth look across the best processes -

25 Best 3D Typography Designs and Ads for your Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/Yattri

10 Must Have Vintage Fonts | Design Panoply – http://crowdspring.co/YNYIrP

Best Vector Designing Tutorials | Tutorial Lounge – http://crowdspring.co/YatAD6

27 Useful Photoshop CS6 Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/XSTJmy

21 Envelope Designs to Inspire You | Creativeoverflow – http://crowdspring.co/YNYdhD

20+ Free And Cool Brushes – http://crowdspring.co/XSTEz4

30 Amazing Free Fonts For Your Wedding Invitation – http://crowdspring.co/XSPKWV

Mastering Real-World Constraints (A Case Study) | Smashing UX Design – http://crowdspring.co/XSQ48n

30 Inspiring & Creative Advertisements From Around The World – http://crowdspring.co/XSPCXJ

40 Awe-Inspiring Print Advertising Posters | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/XSU7S6

Tips on Selecting the Best Color Scheme for your Project | Supercolortuts – http://crowdspring.co/YNV01s

Smoke Brushes Vol. 2 | Webdesigner Lab – http://crowdspring.co/XSQawD

20 Latest Free Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/XSQgUY

25 Useful Photoshop Actions for Photographers | Photographytuts – http://crowdspring.co/XSTPdP

How Design Principles Help You Make Design Decisions | Vanseo Design – http://crowdspring.co/YNXUTM

55+ Beautiful And Charming Nail Art Designs – http://crowdspring.co/YNYAc0

Great Resource for Metal Textures – http://crowdspring.co/XSSZxz

30 Fresh Useful Resources for Developers and Designers | TechnoGerms – http://crowdspring.co/Znfiec

50 Seamless High Qualtity Wood Textures | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/XSTGHo

Cool Packaging Design Ideas – http://crowdspring.co/YatEmw

25 Free Sponge Textures For Your Next Project – http://crowdspring.co/ZneVA8

Amazing product/industrial designs | Designskilz – http://crowdspring.co/YNXYmv

33 Unusual Collection of Computer Mouse Designs | Graphic Design Inspiration Blog – http://crowdspring.co/XSTZC6

20 Unusually Innovative Chess Set Designs – http://crowdspring.co/YNYC3x

30 Beautiful Mobile UI Examples | Enfuzed – http://crowdspring.co/Yatxrb

(Screen) size matters for mobile interface design | VentureBeat – http://crowdspring.co/YOnAQ9

6 Fast Proofreading Hacks for Perfect Writing Every Time – http://crowdspring.co/XSSHH2

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

80 Stunning Examples of Business Logo Design – http://crowdspring.co/YatCee

25 Best Meaningful Number Logo designs Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/YNUT5V

15 Restaurant Logo for your Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/XSPNlB

25 Salon Logo Design Ideas for a Beautiful – You http://crowdspring.co/XSUsEb

15 Best Creative Logo Designs to get Inspiration | Internet Dreamz – http://crowdspring.co/YNWRTW

Weird Logos that work | Desizn World – http://crowdspring.co/YNYG3f

34 Business Logo Design Inspiration #20 | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/XSSfZB

Egg Logos Showcase – http://crowdspring.co/XSSzYc

45 Professional And Creative Sports Logo Designs For Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/XSUege

10 Must Have Vintage Fonts | Design Panoply – http://crowdspring.co/YNYIrP

40 Brilliant Logos From Shoes Industry – http://crowdspring.co/YNYcu1

20 Latest Free Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/XSQgUY

15+ Awesome Music Logo Inspirations | Internet Dreamz – http://crowdspring.co/YNY0uD

Creative Contact Us Form – http://crowdspring.co/Znf06V

30 Fresh Useful Resources for Developers and Designers | TechnoGerms – http://crowdspring.co/Znfiec

Deploying JavaScript Applications | Alex Sexton – http://crowdspring.co/YqCwEC

15 Easy Web Design Layout Photoshop Tutorials for Beginners | Web Design Riches – http://crowdspring.co/XSPQxU

5 Expert Tips for Improving Your Navigation Menu | The Usabilla Blog – http://crowdspring.co/XSQ9c1

50 Time-Saving Web Design – Developer Tools | Designmodo – http://crowdspring.co/YNXz3C

25+ Epic Web Design In Cloud Based Software Apps – http://crowdspring.co/XSSDqP

35 Best Retro Style Website Designs | Dzinepress – http://crowdspring.co/XSTckk

20 Examples of Fixed & Floating JQuery/CSS Menu Bars in Web Design Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/XSPUh7

30 Fresh Websites with Unique Non-Standard Design – http://crowdspring.co/YNVh4B

Interactive Inspiration | Visual Loop – http://crowdspring.co/YNYUHL

29 New Black & White Website Designs for 2013 | SpyreStudios – http://crowdspring.co/XST0Sg

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

The Meme Hustler | by Evgeny Morozov (long & critical of Tim O’Reilly; good history of open source software) – http://crowdspring.co/YQreJj

Why Silicon Valley needs critics like Morozov | San Francisco Chronicle – http://crowdspring.co/XYeE7J

Study: Media Multitasking May Lead To Depression, Anxiety – http://crowdspring.co/XXNNc3

Tribute to Ridiculous Voices!! A fun five minute singing diversion – http://crowdspring.co/YVasZI

The Bitcoin Bubble and the Future of Currency | Money & Banking — Medium – http://crowdspring.co/Y093Of

Can Neuroscience Explain Innovation? – http://crowdspring.co/X1Ry2y

9 Habits of People Who Build Extraordinary Relationships | Inc – http://crowdspring.co/XYeddz

Love The Walking Dead? Love Mad Men? You’re in luck. Here’s a show that combines BOTH! – http://crowdspring.co/Y08fJc

“mind-wandering is a cause rather than a consequence of unhappiness” – http://crowdspring.co/XVRoar

Bitcoin May Be the Global Economy’s Last Safe Haven – http://crowdspring.co/YKevrO

Online Education’s Dirty Secret — Awful Retention – http://crowdspring.co/XUjfb7

“Experts” Who Beat the Odds Are Probably Just Lucky | Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/XOv42v

America is raising a generation of interns | The Week – http://crowdspring.co/YNNtj9

Need a Job? Invent It | NYT – http://crowdspring.co/XSJ9Mi

Is the US business friendly? Here’s a look at where we rank in the world: – http://crowdspring.co/13M9bst 

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

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