Twitter Link Roundup #222 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Ross | May 9th, 2014

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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 is an interesting project from Strava, showing a heatmat of bike paths in the Chicago area. You can look at similar data for any geographic area in the world on the Strava Labs site for biking and running. Here’s a link to the Chicago map, but you can easily navigate to another geographic area.

smallbusinessblog

Raising the Minimum Wage: Why it Matters to Small Business – crowdspring.co/1iitwqt

Founders with Kids – crowdspring.co/1rW91oS

U.S. businesses are being destroyed faster than they’re being created – crowdspring.co/Rr3vPY

startupsblog

Entrepreneurship and Women: How We Can and Should Make “Female” an Unnecessary Adjective | by Kelsey Recht – crowdspring.co/1j0I8Qg

Surprising Trends in Startup Founder Equity Stakes | by Tomasz Tunguz  – crowdspring.co/1njnhbl

The Unraveling of Miami-Based Gui.de | Tech Cocktail – crowdspring.co/1i671VI

Founders with Kids – crowdspring.co/1rW91oS

The math behind why Midwest is a promising place for venture capitalists – pic.twitter.com/43K7jXW9MO

Top Venture Capitalists Leave Silicon Valley, Bet Their Careers On Midwest – crowdspring.co/SEC1rh

The Anatomy of the Perfect Technical Interview from a Former Amazon VP – crowdspring.co/Rswumt

Three Musts to Retaining Superstar Talent | by Jeff Weiner – crowdspring.co/1lVbAHT

Fantastic essay by @abbymyles on the current obsession with design/designers & market realities – crowdspring.co/1lWpMjT

Why Square Needs To Sell Itself–And Do It Quickly – crowdspring.co/1nQ2H4E

How to Know When Your Great Idea is Ready for the World – crowdspring.co/1mAl75N

A Discussion on Material Choices in Mobile – crowdspring.co/1lYw8iS

Unfortunately, SaaS Start-Up Valuations Are About To Fall by 50% | saastr – crowdspring.co/1j3n4bO

U.S. businesses are being destroyed faster than they’re being created – crowdspring.co/Rr3vPY

With IPO Hopes Fading, Square And Box Face Reality Of Commodity Products | TechCrunch – crowdspring.co/1rWbako

The Collaborative Economy Raises Over $800m In One Month | by Jeremiah Owyang – crowdspring.co/1j0IXIT

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Future, From Virtual Reality to Anonymity | WIRED – crowdspring.co/1rWbCzf

“The sharing economy is on a path to reinvent our economy, our culture and the way we live and work.” – crowdspring.co/1j0HTod

Words of wisdom from Bonobos: don’t hire for experience – crowdspring.co/1nQ25Mo

socialmediablog

21 Digital Marketing Trends & Predictions for 2015 – crowdspring.co/1rTXJ4A

NY Times: 57% Of Online Video Ads Unviewable – crowdspring.co/1mzrq9u

10 ways to fix the unseen video ad problem | Digiday – crowdspring.co/SEBENl

Why It’s Time To Re-Think Real-Time | by David Armano – crowdspring.co/1s04die

The Answer to the Organic Reach vs Advertising Problem on Social Media Channels – crowdspring.co/1rTUmdM

Why Users Aren’t Clicking Your Home Page Carousel | UX Movement – crowdspring.co/1nQ1J8r

Why the social networks are falling apart | Computerworld by Mike Elgan – crowdspring.co/1mAjDIB

designblog

Typography Lovers Rejoice: Font Town Offers More Than 30,000 Free Fonts | noupe – crowdspring.co/1jfIt19

23 Inspiringly Beautiful Portfolio Designs – crowdspring.co/1mVP03W

20 Educational Print-Ready Design Tutorials to Become a Pro – crowdspring.co/1j0NVp8

Visualizing Zero: How to Show Something with Nothing – crowdspring.co/1rTY1Z8

Eggs, Butts, Beyonce: The Weirdest Things People Have Turned Into Type | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1j0O5ga

Color and Colors: Is there a science to picking colors that work well together or is it just subjective? | Quora – crowdspring.co/1n2o9Dn

Playing with type and images in Photoshop | Abduzeedo – crowdspring.co/1mVPebs

33 Spectacular Package Designs for Product Branding | SpyreStudios – crowdspring.co/1fr1Ogt

40 Essential Apps For Designers And Developers – crowdspring.co/1fr1U85

Awesome Beer Label Designs | Abduzeedo – crowdspring.co/1mVPpTY

Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Cute Coffee Maker | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/1kl0Boc

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

20 Free PSD Templates To Mockup Your Logo Designs – crowdspring.co/1mVOEKL

Typography Lovers Rejoice: Font Town Offers More Than 30,000 Free Fonts | noupe – crowdspring.co/1jfIt19

webdesignblog

The Hottest Web Design Trends of 2014: Updated | JUST™ Creative – crowdspring.co/1kl175A

The key to modern blog design: promote UX by retiring your sidebar | Webdesigner Depot – crowdspring.co/1kkXsox

Adaptive Placeholders | The Circle Blog – crowdspring.co/1nQ19aM

20 Useful Docs and Guides for Front-End Developers – crowdspring.co/1rTYJWs

The Gap between UI and UX Design – Know the Difference – crowdspring.co/1rTZ6jz

Creative way to do an “about us” page – crowdspring.co/1nQ1xpS

Why Users Aren’t Clicking Your Home Page Carousel | UX Movement – crowdspring.co/1nQ1J8r

Symbolism in Web Design and its Impact on Users’ Perception | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/1mVOQcY

The Incremental Design, 10 Surprising MVPs and Their Current Versions | Designmodo – crowdspring.co/1kl0sRD

50 Beautiful Web Typography Examples | 1stwebdesigner – crowdspring.co/1mVOVND

11 Tasty Restaurant and Food Websites to Inspire You – crowdspring.co/1fr1G0I

23 Inspiringly Beautiful Portfolio Designs – crowdspring.co/1mVP03W

15 Helpful Web Design Lessons You Can Learn from YouTube – crowdspring.co/1kf0J7r

Selected Wireframes Templates That Are Free – crowdspring.co/1kkXOLR

30 Opera Browser Extensions for Web Designers and Developers – crowdspring.co/1kf0TLX

mobiledesignblog

40 Essential Apps For Designers And Developers – crowdspring.co/1fr1U85

Adaptive Placeholders | The Circle Blog – crowdspring.co/1nQ19aM

The Gap between UI and UX Design – Know the Difference – crowdspring.co/1rTZ6jz

otherblog

Wow – these are some very talented women – crowdspring.co/1hWoHHB

A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It | NYT – crowdspring.co/1ielNxQ

How to Tell When Someone Is Lying | The New Yorker – crowdspring.co/1njmNSq

3 Psychological Theories To Help You Communicate Better With Anyone – crowdspring.co/1nsBlPG

Very interesting map from Strava showing biking (and running) around world. This is Chicago area – crowdspring.co/1j3qZ8y

It’s amazing to see how species adapt to challenges (birds and radiation) – crowdspring.co/1j3pFme

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

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