Twitter Link Roundup #180 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | May 24th, 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 above is a funny short video looking at an actual conversation between a father and his 2 year old daughter. If you have kids, you’ll love this. The twist: the 2 year old is played by a … grown man.

smallbusinessblog

6 Ways to Make Your Business Card Your Best Marketing Tool | Entrepreneur – http://crowdspring.co/12P7buF

This Is Why Social Media Doesn’t Work For Your Business – http://crowdspring.co/17YPUFb

Small Business Branding: What You Can Learn From The World’s Best Brands – http://crowdspring.co/1a6RHEJ

Small Business and Social Marketing: Time for an Audit? – http://crowdspring.co/12oI41n

5 Easy Tech Tweaks That Will Significantly Improve Your Business | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/19EO88s

8 Best Resources to Grow Your Small Business | by Melinda Emerson – http://crowdspring.co/1ad65vh

Key Factors to Effective Competitive Analysis as a Small Business | Search Engine Watch – http://crowdspring.co/166jhpp

Six Ways Google Is About To Transform Your Small Business | Forbes by Gene Marks – http://crowdspring.co/12sz8YU

Excellent Analytics Tip #24: Obsess About Real Business Profitability | by Avinash Kaushik – http://crowdspring.co/10Pw7n3

Setting goals is important, but don’t get yourself in a position where you can easily fail http://crowdspring.co/130LaJt

startupsblog

This Is Why Social Media Doesn’t Work For Your Business – http://crowdspring.co/17YPUFb

6 Ways to Make Your Business Card Your Best Marketing Tool | Entrepreneur – http://crowdspring.co/12P7buF

Why Your Startup Needs To Obsess Over Culture | Groove Blog – http://crowdspring.co/12oZVFl

The importance of startups passing the 10 second test – http://crowdspring.co/18gngNv

14 Ways To Be A Great Startup CEO | by Jason Baptiste – http://crowdspring.co/12ztSm9

The Why and How Of Updating Your Angel Investors – http://crowdspring.co/1682Fh3

Excellent Analytics Tip #24: Obsess About Real Business Profitability | by Avniash Kaushik – http://crowdspring.co/10Pw7n3

Tumblr’s Perverse Lesson: To Get Rich, Don’t Make Money | ReadWrite by Matt Asay – http://crowdspring.co/10Ned4u

What Nikola Tesla vs. VCs video says about the state of Silicon Valley | by Om Malik – http://crowdspring.co/12sD3Vq

Inside Google’s Secret Lab | Businessweek – http://crowdspring.co/1ae0e95

You Shouldn’t Start an Ad Tech Company, But If You Do… | by Tomasz Tunguz – http://crowdspring.co/12ZmGjH

Follow the money: AngelList has blown open early-stage investments | Wired UK – http://crowdspring.co/13FM3cM

Setting goals is important, but don’t get yourself in a position where you can easily fail http://crowdspring.co/130LaJt

Open-Plan Offices Suck – http://crowdspring.co/11Wzn3g 

“Why Silicon Valley is not the second coming of the Gilded Age.” – http://crowdspring.co/16bBdyT

Excellent post about how challenging it is to come up with a great startup idea | by Carl Tashian – http://crowdspring.co/12svZs0

Does your product suck? Stop adding new features and “zoom in” instead | by Andrew Chen – http://crowdspring.co/161TNth

5 Habits Of The Most Creative People | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/10yI3FE

Amazon’s never-gonna-happen monopoly – http://crowdspring.co/114ds2v

socialmediablog

This Is Why Social Media Doesn’t Work For Your Business – http://crowdspring.co/17YPUFb

6 Ways to Make Your Business Card Your Best Marketing Tool | Entrepreneur – http://crowdspring.co/12P7buF

Why ‘ad agencies’ could be on brink of extinction | by Danny Rogers – http://crowdspring.co/10V1n44

7 Basic Types of Stories: Which One Is Your Brand Telling? | Adweek – http://crowdspring.co/1adYvAC

The new Flickr: Goodbye customers, hello ads | TechHive by Derek Powazek – http://crowdspring.co/10NdRuq

Interesting perspective about how young people view Facebook – http://crowdspring.co/13On1Iq

Teens Explain Why They Don’t Care About Facebook Anymore | by Charlie Warzel – http://crowdspring.co/14Eh7Jp

Good data on teen use of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others – http://crowdspring.co/189DTgi

Online publishing game is all about volume right now. It’s not about quality & originality” http://crowdspring.co/12TXtY5

Looks like Digiday has a little BuzzFeed envy – http://crowdspring.co/12PdzC4

Looks like Tumblr is now chasing the native advertising rabbit – http://crowdspring.co/12sxG8T

How Facebook Used Science To Design More Emotional Emoticons | Popular Science – http://crowdspring.co/1a692hc

Small Business and Social Marketing: Time for an Audit? – http://crowdspring.co/12oI41n

How to Assess an Ad’s Creativity | Werner Reinartz and Peter Saffert-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/12szvT5

designblog

5 Habits Of The Most Creative People | Fast Company – http://crowdspring.co/10yI3FE

20+ Spring and Floral brushes for Photoshop | Design Reviver – http://crowdspring.co/12AW8VQ

12 Super Fresh Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/19tpLux

How Facebook Used Science To Design More Emotional Emoticons | Popular Science – http://crowdspring.co/1a692hc

30 Free Gothic Font For Designers – http://crowdspring.co/12boGEW

Freelancers and the shifting foundations of work | GigaOM Pro by Stowe Boyd – http://crowdspring.co/12usukO

Gallery of Stunning Surreal Illustrations – http://crowdspring.co/10LR5is

Print Ad Design Tutorials & 20 Examples of Creative Ads – http://crowdspring.co/1a6m1zu

Grunge Photoshop Tutorials – 51 Creative Ideas to Try Today | Design Web Kit – http://crowdspring.co/10LR1iK

20 Awesome Free Music and Video Players in PSD Format – http://crowdspring.co/12VNnpB

How to Assess an Ad’s Creativity | Werner Reinartz and Peter Saffert-Harvard Business Review – http://crowdspring.co/12szvT5

84 Useful Cork Background and Textures for Your Designs – http://crowdspring.co/10yH8oK

20 Inspiring Typography Based Web Designs – http://crowdspring.co/10yHOua

30 Fresh & Free Photoshop Brush Packs – http://crowdspring.co/1a6mHoy

40 Stunning Doodles for Inspiration | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/1a6mwth

60 High-Quality Business Cards Design For Inspiration | Graphic Design Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/14xyQ5g

45 Brilliantly Design iOS App Icons – http://crowdspring.co/14xyFXB

40 Stunning and Inspirational Flyer Designs – http://crowdspring.co/17v7obY

45 Outstanding Examples Of Typography Designs – http://crowdspring.co/16Oi31m

Inspirational Examples of Flat Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/12AXWyh

Los puntos básicos de un contrato freelance – http://crowdspring.co/19xVkDy

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

logodesignblog

Professional Design of Corporate Logos (85 Examples) – http://crowdspring.co/19tomUJ

40 Creative Restaurant themed Logo Designs for your inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/1a6mgdI

webdesignblog

50 shades of grey in web design – http://crowdspring.co/19tobZC

A Showcase of Flat Design Websites – http://crowdspring.co/12AWpbh

Inspirational Examples of Flat Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/12AXWyh

40 Beautiful Flat Icon Sets For Web UI Design | Graphic Design Junction – http://crowdspring.co/10yH5sP

Beautiful Examples of Sliders in Web Design – http://crowdspring.co/16zPZyF

User Interface Icons for Web Applications – http://crowdspring.co/12VNFwC

25 Modern Content Heavy Websites – http://crowdspring.co/168dUpv

The 5 Most Common UX Mistakes – http://crowdspring.co/16OhTqU

25 Creative CSS3 Animations – http://crowdspring.co/14xxibr

Best Collection of Pixel Icons for Web and UI Design – http://crowdspring.co/10LQVYz

Illustrations in Web Design: the Main Site Types and Creative Examples | Crazy Pixels – http://crowdspring.co/168dMXh

mobiledesignblog

Exploring Ten Fundamental Aspects Of M-Commerce Usability | Smashing UX Design – http://crowdspring.co/16OijgP

45 Brilliantly Design iOS App Icons – http://crowdspring.co/14xyFXB

industrialdesignblog

23 Great Industrial Designs | Designskilz – http://crowdspring.co/19to2oZ

40 Creative Packaging Design For Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/17v7ZKP

20 Most Creative And Unusual Bookshelf Designs – http://crowdspring.co/17v87dl

Creative product designs #20 | Designskilz – http://crowdspring.co/168d24d

30 Most Beautiful Chocolate Packaging Designs – http://crowdspring.co/10PDT0l

motiondesignblog

How To Create a Fun and Dynamic Animation – Shapes Part – http://crowdspring.co/15MYsyY

20 Awesome Free Music and Video Players in PSD Format – http://crowdspring.co/12VNnpB

25 Creative CSS3 Animations – http://crowdspring.co/14xxibr

otherblog

Create Your Own Future – http://crowdspring.co/12Z7K5c

People love to learn/experience new things and there’s a scientific explanation for that – http://crowdspring.co/166g499

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

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  • Steve MacDonald

    Great collections! Those are the info that I would like myself to be aware of! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://roads-2-riches.com/ Bernard Z.

    I just heard about link round ups recently. Sounds fun! How can I participate?

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