Twitter Link Roundup #273 – Quintessential Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Language evolves, and just like Darwin theorized, the strongest word thrive and survive and the weakest… Well the weakest just get relegated to the Oxford English Dictionary, buried somewhere around page 2,315. Our pals over at boredpanda took the time to list out a whole bunch of new words that are quickly rising to the top of the food chain. These words are portmanteaus, which are what you get when you mash both the sounds and meanings of two words together to get a new one (in many cases a brilliant one).

So enjoy your word mash, and as soon as you finish it, focus back here becauseit’s time again for our weekly Roundup! Marvel at the strength and evolutionary superiority of this week’s set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our  crowdSPRING Twitter account (as well as my own Twitter account) is keyboard perfection! We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!


The Internet of Things Is Changing How We Manage Customer Relationships

How to Choose a Location For Your Business

“My CEO Told Me To Stop Selling So Much” | by

The business world is utilizing crowd-based marketplaces to solve their needs | Kellogg Magazine

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Their Own Customers (We Did!) | crowdSPRING Blog –


The Bobby McFerrin Plan for Creating a Remarkable Business – Copyblogger

How Nostalgia Fuels Creativity

What is it Like to Negotiate a VC Round? | by

How To Meet Ladies: Decoding “Silicon Valley” Player Erlich Bachman’s Zen-Bro Look

A Rapper’s Ode to Uber, Chengdu Gangster Style

How to Become the Best Boss in 3 Irresistible Ways

Use Design to Promote an Epic Office Culture

Surprising Habits of Boomer Bosses Who Get Millennials

Michelle Phan’s Entrepreneurial Drive

How to Deal With a Difficult Co-Worker

Why This 19-Year-Old Thiel Fellow Is Threatening the Photo Establishment


The ‘Short Copy’ Trap When Offering Free Opt-In Content – Copyblogger

Growth Minded Entrepreneur on Instagram: “Business gets easier when you stop being the smartest person in the room.”

Most Common Visual Content Mistakes and How To Fix Them

The 3 Types of Trolls You Meet Online (and How to Deal with Them)

The Profanity Princess on Finding Your Voice

Two Charts That Should Make Traditional Media Companies Very Nervous


59 Award-Winning Poster Designs – Print Magazine

The Latest Weapon In Defusing Bombs Is 3-D Printed

Google Design. Yep.

“Timely and Timeless” – The Design of Charles S. Anderson – Print Magazine

Infographic: The history of Photoshop

The Poster’s Place on the Planet – Print Magazine

Color Theory Refresher – Print Magazine

Imaginative Stop-Motion Animation Projects – Print Magazine

The Beautiful Work of Louise Fili – Print Magazine

A Light Bulb That’s Also A Speaker – Design Milk

4 Skills Designers Need to Help Companies Succeed

Benton Modern: Case Study On Responsive Web Typography

Palindrome Chandelier

Typographic Portraits by Peter Strain

Creative Wall Clock Designs from Society6 – Design Milk

What’s Next For Apple Design, From The Guy Who Hired Jonathan Ive

Iconic Designer Massimo Vignelli on Intellectual Elegance, Education, and Love

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Smart Leadership Solutions for Every Challenge

Designing the Editorial Experience: A Primer for Print, Web, and Mobile | My Design

Bradbury Thompson’s Genius – Print Magazine


Award-Winning Brand & Identity Design Projects – HOW Design

“Fresh from the SPRING” celebrates the designer Bekk –


Hotjar offers free analytics for everyone

Please Update Picturefill | CSS-Tricks

Home – A to Z CSS

How To Deal With Competition In The Freelance Business And Respect Yourself

ZoommyApp: find free stock photos

Free download: 30 responsive icons by icons8

Why White Space Is Crucial To UX Design

Great Books About Web Design That Are Worth Reading


Free Apps for Getting Your Morning Started

Weekly Apps: Etsy, Starbucks, Google I/O and more

Why I’m Breaking Up With the Apple Watch…

Mobile UX Facts and Insights 2015: MeasuringU

Why This Clunky Zack Morris Phone Is Taking Over Ghana

Your iPhone Now Has Virtual Reality, Compliments of Google


Ornette Coleman, Composer and Saxophonist Who Rewrote the Language of Jazz, Dies at…

The Toll Of FIFA’s Corruption, In Two Simple Charts

Kay Cannon on writing the hit ‘Pitch Perfect’

Architecture Students Build A Suit That Simulates Sleeping In Zero Gravity

The $6.5 Billion, 20-Year Plan To Transform An American City

‘Entourage’ Movie Lands in a Transformed, Buttoned-Up Hollywood

A 3D atlas of the universe

Why Robots Will Always Need Us

Tipping Point in Transit…

Some gay veterans get fewer benefits

How Google Makes Sure Google Now Is Useful, Personal, And Efficient–And Not