Twitter Link Roundup #248 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More Mike | December 19th, 2014

As this is the final roundup before Christmas 2014, I thought it might be nice to show you a gift that you won’t be able to give. Why, you ask? The good folks over atCards Against Humanity offered a special expansion pack for lovers of the game. Unfortunately the limited run sold out in a very short time, but the video above will show you exactly what you missed out on. Enjoy!

We hope you enjoy your holiday, but now… it’s time for our weekly roundup! Great links and articles we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account). We do like to talk about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! I hope you enjoy!


Want To Close More Sales? Try Tablets | Usability Geek –

Building Trust In Client Relationships And The Power Of Saying “I Don’t Know” | Search Engine Journal –

Customer Service: The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy | crowdSPRING Blog –

5 Fast–And Cheap!–Ways To Make Your Office Space More Productive | Fast Company –

Time Is the New Money. Are You Broke? –

How to Tell Your Small-Business Story –


Small Business and Startups: How Do I Thank You? | crowdSPRING Blog –

Where are the Women Software Engineers? –

A Great Name Tells You More Than Just What the Company Does –

6 Alternatives to Being a Bad Boss –

3 Potent Secrets to Innovation | by

Wonderful startup story … When we were small: Under Armour | The Washington Post –

Why Fear Kills Productivity –

Can this Silicon Valley strategist teach Fortune 500s to share? –

Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women –

A Pitch Deck Containing These 15 Slides Is More Likely to Get the Money –


5 Brands With A Well-Rounded Social Media Presence –

How to Know What Content Drives Traffic –

How to Write Better Email Subject Lines –

How to Improve Your Social Media Ads Using Brain Science | Social Media Examiner –

Brands must ‘open up’ and encourage entrepreneurial thinking to stay competitive | The Drum –


Important Advice To Remember When You Design Your Infographic | InstantShift –

7 Tips For Designing On A Budget | Co.Design –

9 Snarky Greeting Card Designs for Every Occasion | Print Magazine –

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations | Co.Design –

Print Celebrates Design | Print Magazine –

Nobuhiro Nakanishi layered drawings | Design Milk –

Handwriting, keyboards and the devaluation of typography –

A Look at the Future of Visual Storytelling (Infographic) –

15 Creative Wrapping Paper Designs | Print Magazine –


32 Fresh Modern Fonts for Cutting Edge Brand Design –

6 Branding Lessons from the Pioneers of Weed Design | Co.Design –

Fresh from the SPRING features wonderful artist JohnBlaine | crowdSPRING Blog –


RIP, Clip Art | Fast Company –

Designer’s guide to DPI –

50 free ebooks every web developer should read | Developer Drive –

Visualized: The Weirdest, Wildest Viruses In Computer History | Co.Design –

36 Inspirational Fine Art Gallery & Museum Websites –


8 Tips From Apple’s Official Guide To App Design | Co.Design –

Some Drawbacks in Tapping the Phone to Deposit a Check –

How Emoji Is Changing Text As We Know It | Co.Design –

iPhone Customers Must Use Apple Pay at McDonald’s Secretly to Make It Work –

Mobile Orders Will Make Starbucks Coffee More Addictive Than Ever | Co.Design –


Your Minuscule In-Flight Entertainment Screen Costs $10,000 | Co.Design –

Andy Warhol’s Magazine Career, from Raggedy to Riches | Print Magazine –

Uber Tells Off Critics With Financing Plan –

Hackers Send Emails to Sony Employees –

Robin Williams Talks Sex And Comedy In Newly Unearthed Recordings | Fast Company –

Mona Lisa Made from 1,292 Spools of Thread | Design Milk –

As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up –

Museums As Fortresses? Pshaw. This Museum Ushers The City Right In | Co.Design –

The 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014 –

25 LinkedIn Facts and Statistics You Need to Share –

Mind-Blowing Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration –

The Perfect High-Tech Carry-On Has No Zipper At All | Co.Design –

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