Twitter Link Roundup #139 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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 shows the Star Wars cast signing Call Me Maybe (by Carly Rae Jepsen). The song will be in your head all day, but it’s a fun video edit.

What Small Business and Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Roger Federer –

Lean Marketing Tips: Increasing Lifetime Value With Email Campaigns –

Better Execution Will Take Care Of Your Competition –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: French Truck Coffee –

Trends In Venture Capital Over The Last 12 Years –

What Small Business and Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Roger Federer –

18 Startup Founders Share Their Lowest Moments Before Coming Out On Top –

Better Execution Will Take Care Of Your Competition –

Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing –

What Startups Should Do Before They Get Into The VC’s Office –

Startups: refined UX vs. quick rollouts –

Ten Reasons Winners Keep Winning, Aside from Skill –

Lean Marketing Tips: Increasing Lifetime Value With Email Campaigns –

The Curse of Bullshit –

Pink is the New Purple! –

Why Social Media Is Not The Key To Self-Publishing –

15 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My First Company –

Why Do Startups Do This? –

Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind –

How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million –

Try Before You Buy: Why Smart People & Smart Companies Are Ditching the Interview –

How Amazon’s ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail –

More than 50% of entrepreneurs in the U.S. are immigrants –

Want To Be Happier? Avoid False Choices –

Disruptions: Life’s Too Short for So Much E-Mail –

Dear Applicant, Part 2: The Thirds –

Bad returns be damned: Venture capital fundraising jumps 31 percent in U.S. –

How bundling benefits sellers and buyers –

Interesting article about teaching employees & Google’s approach –

The death of cash –

What I Learned From Increasing My Prices –

Women Who Flirt, Um, Negotiate, At Work Are More Successful –

Bad returns be damned: Venture capital fundraising jumps 31 percent in U.S. –

How to crowdsource your next marketing project –

Are we stuck in filter bubbles? Here are five potential paths out –

Behind the Huge Facebook Loss at UBS –

Tips for low-volume A/B testing –

Stuffed Giraffe Shows What Customer Service Is All About –

Late bloomer, not a loser. (I hope) –

GitHub finally raises funding: $100M from Andreessen Horowitz –

Canada’s vanishing tech sector –

Bribery, Porn, and Spam Are the Path to Riches in the App World –

Own The Experience, Own The Future –

Five reasons why most brands can’t do social at scale –

Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing –

Lean Marketing Tips: Increasing Lifetime Value With Email Campaigns –

How to crowdsource your next marketing project –

Consumers Prefer to Get More Rather than Pay Less – Because They’re Bad at Math –

The crowd is not always wise in prediction markets –

Why Interactive Agencies Still Don’t Understand the Social Media Agency Model –

One way Brands are leveraging social media: instant focus groups –

The Future of Twitter’s Platform Is All in the Cards –

Good thesis on branding –

Startup Claims 80% Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Are Coming From Bots –

On the fallacy that digital response rates are low –

Why Do Startups Do This? –

Ad Retargeter Criteo: People Who Click On Ads Totally Aren’t Losers –

25 Brilliant Examples of Olympics Print Advertisements –

Intriguing outdoor Advertising: 33 New Examples –

Facebook marketers focus on building awareness, not leads. Not a good metric for small business –

Global search ad spending up 17% in Q2 (but Europe only 2% growth) –

27 Controversial Print Ads –

The 30 best free fonts for designers –

40+ Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts To Enhance Your Designs –

75 Professional Free Fonts from 2012 to Spice up Your Typography –

Round-Up Of 25 Outstanding Adobe Photoshop Tutorials –

20 Gorgeous Handmade Business Card Designs –

18 Collection Of Free Attractive Retro And Vintage Fonts –

40 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials –

60+ Great Japanese and Chinese Fonts for Download –

30+ Beautiful Free Bokeh Textures to Download –

35 Stencil Fonts Examples for Professionals To Get Inspiration –

30 Comic Book Font Collection –

35 Free High Quality Smoke Textures for Designers –

Print Design Inspiration: 15 Fresh Business Card Collection –

29 Cool Graffiti Brushes for Free –

55 Free Fonts For Professional Bloggers and Designers –

23 Amazing and Modern Brochure Designs for Your Inspiration –

20 Gorgeous Retro Fonts for Your Next Vintage Project –

The ultimate collection of print design inspiration –

35 Modern Fonts You Can Use For Your Next Design Project –

Hundreds of Photoshop Brushes In 30 Free Sets –

30 Inspirational Typography Designs –

26 Examples Of Awe-Inspiring Poster Designs –

15 Inspirational Designs of Typography for Posters –

15 Photoshop Resources to Create Intense Light Effects –

30 Creative Advertisements with Amazing Typographic Design –

30 Beautiful and Creative Brochure Design examples for your inspiration –

Smart Print Ads Created By Brazilian Designers – 32 Examples –

20 Awesome Paper Art Designs –

Showcase of Incredibly Well Designed iOS App Icons – 43 Examples –

Fresh Free High Quality Fonts Created In 2012 –

40 Beautiful Handwritten Font Showcase for Designers –

20 Beautiful Brochure Designs For Inspiration –

IOS GUI Kits –

26 Alphabet Photoshop Brushes –

14 Latest Best Free Fonts to Download –

24 Famous Fonts You Can Download for Free –

Interesting Print Ads Created By United States Professionals – 30 Examples –

Exceptional Drawing Illustrations To Inspire You – 39 Examples –

30 Examples of Layout Design in Packaging and Label Stickers –

Free iOS UI Design Kit –

28 Creative Die Cut Business Cards –

50 Free Wood Textures –

40 Awesome Typography Examples To Use In Your Projects –

15+ Free Decorative Fonts –

50 Super Cool T-Shirt Designs You’d Love To See! –

22 Brilliant Wine Bottle Designs –

24 Free Fonts for Designers –

45 Creative Billboard Designs –

60 Cool and Creative Sticker Designs for Inspiration –

25 Professional Presentation Folder Designs –

30 Revealing Epic Movie Fonts that You May Download –

45 Examples of Great Typography in Package Designs –

65 Great Rainbow Textures, Patterns and Backgrounds –

25 Brilliant Examples of Olympics Print Advertisements –

25 Amazing Grunge Fonts –

30+ Awesome Armband Tattoos –

Creative and Free Icon Sets –

Free Texture Pack –

130+ Beautiful and Free Bokeh Textures for Designers –

30 Creative Die-Cut Brochure Designs for Inspiration –

Brushes for Adobe Illustrator (oil and watercolor) –

30 Inspirational Letterpress Business Card Designs –

50 Stunning and Clever Postcard Designs For Inspiration –

18 Creative Product Packaging Designs –

20+ Excellent Business Card Tutorials to Learn –

45 Latest And Free Icon Sets For Your Design –

35 Useful Music Brushes for Free Download –

35 Super Awesome Concept Package Designs –

25 Marvelous Examples Of Poster Designs –

30 Creative Typographic Posters for Inspiration –

The August cS Award and the July cS Award Winner! –

25 Awesome Tattoos Pictures You Should Check Before Getting Inked –

Five Different Ways of Shading in Adobe Illustrator –

30+ Awesome Free iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iOS) GUI Element Templates –

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

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

The 30 best free fonts for designers –

60 Eye-Catching Showcase of Typography Logo Designs –

24 Free Fonts for Designers –

25 Examples of Logos with Silhouettes –

40+ Fresh High-Quality Free Fonts To Enhance Your Designs –

50 Creative Travel and Holidays themed Logo design examples for your inspiration –

55 Free Fonts For Professional Bloggers and Designers –

Brand Logos: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly –

60 Brilliant logo design examples for your inspiration – Creative Showcase –

Logo Design Process: 10 Best Revealing Examples –

Showcase Of Retro And Vintage Logo Designs –

30 Typographic Cool Logo Ideas –

25 Gorgeous Vintage Logos for Inspiration –

50 Emotional Logo Inspirations –

Fresh Free High Quality Fonts Created In 2012 –

The Ultimate Designer’s Toolkit: 200 Useful Resources And Tricks For Creating Kick-Ass Websites –

20 Creative Combinations Of Header + Footer In Web Design –

Tips for Designing Email Newsletters –

Best Font Resources for Web Design and Tips for Implementation –

Round-up Of 20 Useful HTML5 Tutorials For Designers –

21 Good Examples of Liquor Websites and Their A-Class Packaging Design –

18 free online tools useful for web designers and developers –

50 Really Cool Retro Vintage Style Websites for Inspiration –

Responsive Web Layouts For Mobile Screens: Intro, Tips And Examples –

20+ Remarkable Dark Websites For Inspiration –

10 Great Web Designer Portfolio Websites –

42+ Superb Non Profit & Charity Websites for Inspiration –

35 Inspired Product Comparison Tables for your Inspiration –

20 Examples of Effective Image Usage in Web Design –

34+ Creative Examples of 404 Error Pages for Inspiration –

30+ Impressive Login Form Designs for Inspiration –

Maintaining Image Hierarchy And Aspect Ratio In Responsive Design –

Site search results pages: examples and best practices –

17 Sleek Examples of Clean and Minimalist Web Design –

30 Balanced Grid-Based Website Designs –

From Head to Foot: Showcase of Beautiful Header and Footer Designs –

35 Excellent jQuery and CSS3 Navigation Menus –

30 great websites with parallax scrolling –

The Ultimate Roundup of Responsive Grids and Frameworks for WordPress Projects –

Cool infographic looking at global inequality using the Olympic rings –

Office Workers Burn as Many Calories as Hunter-Gatherers –

We spend more time on the linguistics of innovation than actual innovation –

“What are questions”? A deep insight from Clayton Christensen –

This will haunt you all day …. but still … Star Wars characters signing Call Me Maybe –

9 Clever Writing Tricks to Supercharge Your Blog Posts –

Global Warming Has Opened A Huge Mining Opportunity In Greenland –

San Quentin prison has a startup incubator for inmates? Has anyone checked the 8th amendment about this?

The 20 Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2012 (So Far) –

How Stress And Sleep Loss Are Shortening Your Life –

Why we lust –

The Art of Medicine: Mapping the Body in 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination –

Hotel replacing guest phones with iPhones –

Sitting for More Than Three Hours a Day Cuts Life Expectancy –

20 most memorable moments on TV –

The best of redneck hacks –

Stockholm Olympics photos: What did Olympians look like in 1912? –

Nice article about Kellogg’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence program that crowdSPRING has participated in the last few years –

Here’s a pretty good, easy to understand summary of Obamacare (with citations to the Act) –

Best Buy Tries On Apple’s Sleek Look –

The 20 Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2012 (So Far) –

Clever – a 32 year old talks to his 12 year old self (on video) –

Man stranded in desert builds motorcycle out of his broken car –

Pamplona running of the bulls – in pictures –

Got Milk? You Don’t Need It –

Collins Dictionary now crowdsourcing new words, like Tebowing and chummeling –

Mind-blowing technology from Disney (yes, Disney) that turns anything into a touchscreen –

At least one large group of Native Americans came from Russia (interesting new evidence) –

The Speed of Sound Is Too Slow for Olympic Athletes –

This rock-paper-scissors robot is on MY team next time we play –

The Washington Post Launches Crowdsourcing Platform –

Good of Netflix to open source its cloud failure testing tool, Chaos Monkey –

Our minds play strange tricks on us –

Pretty cool – enter your height/weight and find your Olympic athlete match –

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