Twitter Link Roundup #72 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross Kimbarovsky | February 4th, 2011

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 one of 23 useless signs shown in a post you’ll find in the Random Fun section below.

Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups –

10 Common Small Business Mistakes & What You Can Learn From Them –

Best Practices & Tips for Designing Awesome Restaurant Websites –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: River Moon Coffee Roasting Corporation –

4 Mantras For Small Business Owners To Follow –

Possible tax relief for small businesses coming in the U.S. –

Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups –

The 6 Essential Steps to Writing a Killer Press Release –

Seth Godin on being unreasonable and standing out from the crowd –

Top 7 U.S. cities catching entrepreneurial fewer –

Good overview of lean software development –

What dressing up vacuum cleaners as people has to do with better engineering time estimates –

The Top 10 Best Ways to Fail as an Entrepreneur –

What to learn from Groupon’s whopping 50% rev share –

How to Turn Disaster Into Gold –

Startups, Think Again: Writing Code Is Not Your Biggest Challenge –

Want to know why charging $12 / year converts higher than $9.99? –

Good advice for entrepreneurs looking to get attention for their new startup –

Some good advice about hiring employees –

Cried from laughing at this lean startup parody video –

Thinking about getting an MBA? Here’s one point of view why you shouldn’t –

Four great examples of social innovation happening right now –

iPadonia and the coming ad rebellion –

Messaging Trust and the Decline of Peers –

Interesting move by Blekko to ban content farm search results –

Facebook ad performance…horrific is putting it nicely –

LinkedIn demographics & stats (100+ million members!) –

Tax Talk for Online Freelancers –

The Art of the Design Critique –

Tips for Creatives to Succeed on crowdSPRING –

The Price is Right: Breaking Down the Design Process –

Unusual and Creative T-shirt Designs –

Round-Up of Photoshop CS5 Tutorials –

Eight Ways to Combine Typefaces –

Interview with a crowdSPRING designer: 12 Questions: Meet Clara Garnier (México) –

50+ Cool Snowboard Designs –

85 Creative Vector Illustrations –

Russian sausage art –

Making It a Mobile Web App –

100+ Examples of Artistic & Creative Resume Designs –

Great slide deck on designing mobile experiences –

40 Must Learn Text Effect Tutorials in Illustrator –

350+ Free Textures –

How to Do a Quality Check When Choosing Fonts –

50 Fresh and Awesome Free Fonts –

Old Video Games Ads – Top 55 –

A Quick Look into Black and White Typography –

Infographic: The 50 Most Popular Typefaces in the World –

Dispelling myths about design and creativity –

27 Creative Candles –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template tco use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

50 Fresh and Awesome Free Fonts –

How to Do a Quality Check When Choosing Fonts –

Best Practices & Tips for Designing Awesome Restaurant Websites –

Call To Action Buttons and the Psychology of Color –

50 Free Web UI, Mobile UI, Wireframe Kits And Source Files For Designers –

40 Detailed Examples of User Interface Design –

Simple tips for improving web typography –

25 Examples of Subscription Forms and Buttons in Web Design –

60+ Nature Inspired Website Designs –

Hand Drawn Style in Web Design – 40 Excellent Examples –

Is crowdsourcing the next step in outsourcing or a new way to collaboratively engineer products? –

Tools to Help You Learn Copywriting (or Get Better at It) –

The 6 Essential Steps to Writing a Killer Press Release –

American Book Review’s list of the 100 best first lines from fiction –

Fascinating interview with Isaac Asimon about creativity, education and science –

Tips for Creatives to Succeed on crowdSPRING –

It turns out that not everyone likes the CAPS LOCK key –

British Engineer Designs Own Heart Valve Implant, Saves Own Life –

Moderate aerobic exercise in older adults improves memory –

Interesting … An AI system that can hear what you’re typing –

Google’s Elemental API Periodic Table –

Laptop History in Photos –

Excellent account of how the Internet grew the porn industry & now threatens to cripple it –

India is a remarkable country. Some great photos showing a few highlights –

Nicely detailed article about the key business visionaries at Google –

Remarkable storage growth numbers for Amazon’s S3 service –

Beethoven reimagined as modern jazz, priceless –

If accurate, an interesting twist on the iPhone/AT&T exlcusivity deal & bad sign about iPhone’s future –

Excellent idea to change education paradigms in U.S. schools (No Right Brain Left Behind) –

Volunteers translate Egyptian phone messages in real-time

23 Completely Useless Signs –

The best online ad placement ever? –

Main reason why husbands are encouraging their wives to use Facebook –

Great news for vegetarians. Taco Bell doesn’t have beef in their beef. Go for it –

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

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