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!

smallbusinessblog

Want To Close More Sales? Try Tablets | Usability Geek –crowdspring.co/1zdiJKs

Building Trust In Client Relationships And The Power Of Saying “I Don’t Know” | Search Engine Journal –crowdspring.co/1CVzygR

Customer Service: The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy | crowdSPRING Blog – crowdspring.co/1BY6mlc

5 Fast–And Cheap!–Ways To Make Your Office Space More Productive | Fast Company –crowdspring.co/1A8SCmS

Time Is the New Money. Are You Broke? – crowdspring.co/1A8SIuB

How to Tell Your Small-Business Story – crowdspring.co/1u8ovXv

startupsblog

Small Business and Startups: How Do I Thank You? | crowdSPRING Blog – crowdspring.co/1GkbtP7

Where are the Women Software Engineers? – crowdspring.co/1pIoZb3

A Great Name Tells You More Than Just What the Company Does – crowdspring.co/1y6b38N

6 Alternatives to Being a Bad Boss – crowdspring.co/15XucTU

3 Potent Secrets to Innovation | by @DanielBurrusbuff.ly/1GqXiYw

Wonderful startup story … When we were small: Under Armour | The Washington Post – buff.ly/1ssMC3m

Why Fear Kills Productivity – crowdspring.co/1u8orHd

Can this Silicon Valley strategist teach Fortune 500s to share? –buff.ly/1CWc7UF

Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women – crowdspring.co/1u4ihc6

A Pitch Deck Containing These 15 Slides Is More Likely to Get the Money – crowdspring.co/1yDqCsa

socialmediablog

5 Brands With A Well-Rounded Social Media Presence –crowdspring.co/1u45Uwz

How to Know What Content Drives Traffic – crowdspring.co/1CVrJrH

How to Write Better Email Subject Lines – crowdspring.co/15XueLo

How to Improve Your Social Media Ads Using Brain Science | Social Media Examiner – crowdspring.co/1A63cdB

Brands must ‘open up’ and encourage entrepreneurial thinking to stay competitive | The Drum –crowdspring.co/1u8ohPX

designblog

Important Advice To Remember When You Design Your Infographic | InstantShift – crowdspring.co/1wdBI83

7 Tips For Designing On A Budget | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1ywBKGd

9 Snarky Greeting Card Designs for Every Occasion | Print Magazine – crowdspring.co/1A8B3TQ

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1tEPg5n

Print Celebrates Design | Print Magazine – crowdspring.co/1pI538d

Nobuhiro Nakanishi layered drawings | Design Milk – crowdspring.co/1A8ziWR

Handwriting, keyboards and the devaluation of typography – crowdspring.co/1zdiX4e

A Look at the Future of Visual Storytelling (Infographic) – crowdspring.co/1yYkdXN

15 Creative Wrapping Paper Designs | Print Magazine –crowdspring.co/1G5b8j8

logodesignblog

32 Fresh Modern Fonts for Cutting Edge Brand Design –crowdspring.co/1yYgbyL

6 Branding Lessons from the Pioneers of Weed Design | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1yaZ52H

Fresh from the SPRING features wonderful artist JohnBlaine | crowdSPRING Blog – crowdspring.co/1AoRGdK

webdesignblog

RIP, Clip Art | Fast Company – crowdspring.co/1BqCd0l

Designer’s guide to DPI – crowdspring.co/1w271Qx

50 free ebooks every web developer should read | Developer Drive –crowdspring.co/1A69zxD

Visualized: The Weirdest, Wildest Viruses In Computer History | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1z9OqCv

36 Inspirational Fine Art Gallery & Museum Websites – crowdspring.co/1w29PNz

mobiledesignblog

8 Tips From Apple’s Official Guide To App Design | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1v5BPfh

Some Drawbacks in Tapping the Phone to Deposit a Check – crowdspring.co/1u4hMyG

How Emoji Is Changing Text As We Know It | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1G5cAC3

iPhone Customers Must Use Apple Pay at McDonald’s Secretly to Make It Work – crowdspring.co/1A6dZod

Mobile Orders Will Make Starbucks Coffee More Addictive Than Ever | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1u8gkKH

otherblog

Your Minuscule In-Flight Entertainment Screen Costs $10,000 | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1A8AzNu

Andy Warhol’s Magazine Career, from Raggedy to Riches | Print Magazine – crowdspring.co/1y5D2VY

Uber Tells Off Critics With Financing Plan – crowdspring.co/1u8ouCV

Hackers Send Emails to Sony Employees – crowdspring.co/1w2Zy4W

Robin Williams Talks Sex And Comedy In Newly Unearthed Recordings | Fast Company –crowdspring.co/1w2U0HA

Mona Lisa Made from 1,292 Spools of Thread | Design Milk –crowdspring.co/1we041e

As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up – buff.ly/1GpR2jH

Museums As Fortresses? Pshaw. This Museum Ushers The City Right In | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1A61pVZ

The 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014 – crowdspring.co/1zdvvbQ

25 LinkedIn Facts and Statistics You Need to Share – crowdspring.co/1zdpfkd

Mind-Blowing Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes | Abduzeedo Design Inspiration – crowdspring.co/1vcGEbM

The Perfect High-Tech Carry-On Has No Zipper At All | Co.Design – crowdspring.co/1Czje5e

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