Twitter Link Roundup #184 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | June 21st, 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 a light-hearted look at the the domestic surveillance scandal in the United States, involving the National Security Agency and a program called PRISM.

smallbusinessblog

Lean Business: Save Money, Save the Environment – http://crowdspring.co/11GhnmV

Four Ways Small Businesses Can Benefit From Crowdsourcing – http://crowdspring.co/11LkVEv

Surprise Is One Of The Most Powerful Small Business Marketing Tools – http://crowdspring.co/1bRZCqh

Empower Your Small Business – http://crowdspring.co/1bWqi9C

Identifying Pain is the First Step in a Sales Process – Here’s How | by Mark Suster – http://crowdspring.co/14HWpsZ

startupsblog

4 Things You Must Do to Hire the Perfect Candidate | http://Inc.com http://crowdspring.co/14HW3ma

What To Do When Your Startup Doesn’t Fail, But Also Doesn’t Succeed | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/16jV9Mt

Identifying Pain is the First Step in a Sales Process – Here’s How | by Mark Suster – http://crowdspring.co/14HWpsZ

Surprise Is One Of The Most Powerful Small Business Marketing Tools – http://crowdspring.co/1bRZCqh

Forget the coasts. These VC funds are pouring millions into the Midwest – http://crowdspring.co/12OwZLb

We’re All Too Busy…Missing Amazing Opportunities | by Daniel Burrus – http://crowdspring.co/17kjPsq

Lean Business: Save Money, Save the Environment – http://crowdspring.co/11GhnmV

Mark Cuban Says Dead IPO Market for Small Firms Hurts Competition – http://crowdspring.co/11oJMPr 

How to Completely Ruin (or Save) Your Website with Redirects | Moz – http://crowdspring.co/14IwlOu

Lessons From a Startup That Scored $836 Million in VC — and Failed | by Peter Cohan – http://crowdspring.co/13ZiLUk

4 Ways Open Innovation Can Drive Your Business Forward | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/11JyuEd

How to Redesign Your App Without Pissing Everybody Off | Anil Dash – http://crowdspring.co/17VA2nb

Good interview with HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan about HubSpot and company culture | Business Insider – http://crowdspring.co/14HVTv7

socialmediablog

Social Media ROI for Business: Facebook versus LinkedIn | by Daniel Burrus – http://crowdspring.co/11L4ZpH

This is a really smart ad campaign from IBM | PSFK – http://crowdspring.co/17MtNBW

Does Buzzfeed Know the Secret? | New York Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/1bIf7Bb

20 noteworthy campaigns guaranteed to inspire your own digital marketing | Econsultancy – http://crowdspring.co/17glnUf

Mobile Isn’t Just a Screen or Device, It’s About Behavior | Advertising Age – http://crowdspring.co/11jvIdz

Facebook for iOS now supports activity posts – http://crowdspring.co/17X0PQ7

“Valuable marketing campaigns are the result of time and user experience, not media and more media.” – http://crowdspring.co/14J7JFf

designblog

44 Fresh Excellent-Quality Free Fonts for Designers | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/17gljDK

38 Unique and Memorable Pop up Busines Cards – http://crowdspring.co/16zpPtq

How to Nail the Coveted Flat Design Look (9 Actionable Tips) | PSDFan – http://crowdspring.co/16WWfBF

30 Attention-Grabbing Spot UV Business Cards – http://crowdspring.co/17gmFP8

Making Sense Of Type Classification (Part 2) | Smashing Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/11LLfOJ

35+ Photography Business Cards for Your Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/19Jtt7P

13 Free Flat Icon Sets – http://crowdspring.co/19RyiMr

30 stunning examples of calendar design – http://crowdspring.co/11LLut4

155+ High Quality Categorized Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/19Ry33T

7 Free High-Quality Concrete Wall Textures – http://crowdspring.co/11U1Tjk

2500+ Free Custom Photoshop Shapes | http://inspirationfeed.com http://crowdspring.co/11jweIt

13 Resources to Design for Bootstrap | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/13U4iJo

20 Cool Motorcycle Culture Hand Lettering Illustrations – http://crowdspring.co/11LKCoh

31 Creative Purple Business Cards to Inspire You | iBrandStudio – http://crowdspring.co/19RyHyk

The 100 Best Movie Posters of the Past 100 Years – http://crowdspring.co/14s6uKE

45 Absolutely Breathtaking 3D Chalk Art | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/11LLrgU

20 sets of free grunge photoshop brushes | 10Steps.SG – http://crowdspring.co/19RxVl1

The design of iOS 7: simply confusing | The Verge – http://crowdspring.co/11sUYcD

40 Illustrations for New Design Ideas and Digital Inspiration | http://DzineBlog.com http://crowdspring.co/1bNxBjO

What Leap Motion And Google Glass Mean For Future User Experience | Smashing UX Design – http://crowdspring.co/14FXzoY

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

40 Most Brilliant and Creative logo design examples around the world – http://crowdspring.co/11qUG5T

35 Effective Animal Logos | Top Design Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/11GsZq0

44 Fresh Excellent-Quality Free Fonts for Designers | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/17gljDK

50 Clever Logo Design Using Initials – http://crowdspring.co/19JtEQr

A Collection of Creative Brain Logo Designs – http://crowdspring.co/11GsJr7

Case Study – Fabule Custom Type Logo | Abduzeedo – http://crowdspring.co/17gmCTs

webdesignblog

20 Photoshop HTML5 CSS3 Form Tutorials – http://crowdspring.co/11CGpY6

Using Photos of People in Web Designs: 30 Inspiring Examples – http://crowdspring.co/1bofJfg

18 Detailed Responsive Web Design Tutorials | DJDESIGNERLAB – http://crowdspring.co/11LLo4E

20+ Amazing Web Layout Design Photoshop Tutorials | Design Reviver – http://crowdspring.co/19Ry0Fc

35+ Examples of Full Screen Video Website Designs – http://crowdspring.co/14JWDjk

Has flat design made our sites too simple? | Webdesigner Depot – http://crowdspring.co/11LLxoR

5 Tips For Using Typography On the Web – http://crowdspring.co/11LKOUs

Adapting To A Responsive Design (Case Study) | Smashing Mobile – http://crowdspring.co/11LKO6V

20+ Amazing Web Layout Design Photoshop Tutorials | Design Reviver – http://crowdspring.co/19Ry0Fc

A Roundup of Fresh And Simple Landing Pages – http://crowdspring.co/19RyWcL

What Really Matters in Navigation Bar Usability? | DesignM.ag – http://crowdspring.co/17gli2T

80+ Amazing Photography Website Examples – http://crowdspring.co/11LL2Lx

55+ Awesome jQuery Slider Plugins – Show Off Featured Content! – http://crowdspring.co/11LL1XP

25 Websites with Scrollspy Navigation for Your Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/11Gt4do

47 Modern Landing Pages Showcasing Inspirational Web Design | SpyreStudios – http://crowdspring.co/11LLlGa

30 Beautiful Yellow Website Designs – http://crowdspring.co/13UoLO3

30+ Free Flat UI Icon Sets | Blog of Francesco Mugnai – http://crowdspring.co/16zpFlK

Must-know facts about responsive design | Webdesigner Depot – http://crowdspring.co/17g8Z6E

Showcase of 40+ Websites Using Fullscreen Background Images – http://crowdspring.co/11U2AJv

19 Minimalist Website Examples | Enfuzed – http://crowdspring.co/17CnRLY

Popular Design Trends for Responsive Navigation | Vandelay Design Blog – http://crowdspring.co/16zo5Ae

New Web Design Trends: Try And Succeed in 2013 | DJDESIGNERLAB – http://crowdspring.co/13UoHxV

30 Tasty Websites with Juicy Colors | Creativeoverflow – http://crowdspring.co/1bNx416

45+ Handy Responsive Web Design Toolbox – http://crowdspring.co/14FXwcM

The 8 most useful Photoshop plugins for web design – http://crowdspring.co/11jvzqz

What Leap Motion And Google Glass Mean For Future User Experience | Smashing UX Design – http://crowdspring.co/14FXzoY

mobiledesignblog

Has flat design made our sites too simple? | Webdesigner Depot – http://crowdspring.co/11LLxoR

Adapting To A Responsive Design (Case Study) | Smashing Mobile – http://crowdspring.co/11LKO6V

30+ Free Flat UI Icon Sets | Blog of Francesco Mugnai – http://crowdspring.co/16zpFlK

What Leap Motion And Google Glass Mean For Future User Experience | Smashing UX Design – http://crowdspring.co/14FXzoY

otherblog

50 Faces in Everyday Objects | TwistedSifter – http://crowdspring.co/11yRjt

Cheetahs’ Secret Weapon – A Tight Turning Radius | NYT – http://crowdspring.co/1bE9vrJ

Oxford English Dictionary Adds ‘Crowdsourcing,’ ‘Big Data’ – http://crowdspring.co/1bEbJao

Stop complaining about fruit prices in the U.S. They’re outrageous in Japan – http://crowdspring.co/11Q3K4J

Marriott tries crowdsourcing hotel of the future – http://crowdspring.co/1bWsCgG

The Distinct, Positive Impact of a Good Dad | The Atlantic – http://crowdspring.co/17eZ80U

Tap It: The NSA Slow Jam – http://crowdspring.co/11YjwyA

Balloon-powered internet from Google. Creative solution to a big rural problem – http://crowdspring.co/11DogVS

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

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