Twitter Link Roundup #276 – Patriotic Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

Happy 4th of July! We love the patriotism, the food, the sun, and the gathering with friends and family. We also like the fireworks. What better to celebrate this roundup then fireworks fails? Well, actually nothing is better. Have a look at the knuckleheads and the insanity they wrought with Darwin-was-right idiocy.

So, Happy Birthday, America, because once again, it’s time for our weekly Roundup! Pyrotechnics are fun, but not as much fun as 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) ! 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!


Best Small Business Blogs of 2015 (nice to see @crowdSPRING blog on the list) –

Small Business and Startups: Things to do Before I Die | crowdSPRING Blog –

The One Thing Dave Grohl’s Broken Leg Teaches You About Customer Service

Social Media Marketing Trends for Small Business

11 Strategies for Eating Healthy on a Business Trip


Is Your Coworker Actually an A-hole? [Flowchart]

Cutting my work hours in half made me more productive

This Is How to Stop Being a Control Freak

The education of Airbnb’s Brian Chesky | Fortune –

Create a More Inclusive Workplace for Your Diverse Employees – Forbes

Make Yourself Impervious To Stress With These Tips From History’s Most Successful People

Growth Minded Entrepreneur on Instagram: “Less talking -> More doing.”

The Inside Story of How the iPhone Crippled BlackBerry –

Here’s Why the Venture Capital Crash Will Hurt –

What’s the Strangest Thing You’ve Found an Employee Doing on the Job?

As More Tech Start-Ups Stay Private, So Does the Money –

No Need to Call the Front Desk, Just Send a Text…

Why It’s Better to Be a Big Fish in a Small Pond

Live From New York: Breaking Down The Enduring Impact Of SNL…

When Texas was the Wild West of tech

The Surprising Downsides of Being Clever


A Victory for Artists Everywhere – Thank You Taylor Swift! | crowdSPRING Blog –

How to Use Video Storytelling in Your Social Media Marketing

Advanced Link Auditing & Best Practices For Acquiring Authoritative Links

How To Focus Your Business To Grow Engagement – Forbes

Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Harnesses the Power of Shame

Apple Can Skate by Taylor Swift, but Not Product Missteps…

What The Most Effective Social Media Marketers Actually Do – Heidi Cohen

Periscope and Meerkat: what do marketers need to know?

6 Ways to Maximize the Shelf Life (and Utility) of Your Audio Content – Copyblogger

How to Read Google Analytics Reports: Three Simple Steps

Marketing Management Software – Ignitur

How Television Won the Internet…

11 Humiliating Grammar Fails By Big Brands…

Think About These Steps Towards Better Online Marketing

Ways to Decrease Your Bounce Rates

Brian Clark and the Power of Content Marketing

13 Things NOT to Do on Facebook

How to Make Custom Images for Your Blog Posts Without Hiring a Designer

How to Simplify SEO, PR, and Social Collaboration | Convince and Convert


The Multimedia Comics Artist Behind Netflix’s Daredevil

Trip the Type Fantastic – Print Magazine

Stop Designing for Millennials

36 Days of Type by Firas Said

A Complex, 3D Printed Sofa by Janne Kyttanen – Design Milk

Paul Bacon, Bestseller – Print Magazine

This Brand Lets You Design Your Own Clothes, Down To The Label

This Trunk Fits An Entire Apartment Inside (Plus A Bike!)

D30: Exercises for Designers | My Design Shop


“Fresh from the SPRING” features the wonderful designer, Alexander_Dsign | crowdSPRING Blog –


The Role of Decorative Animations in Web Design – Print Magazine

15 Websites that Use Typography Correctly

How to Fix Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress

Why Web Design is Dead | UX Magazine

Things I’ve Learned About Building & Coding HTML Email Templates

Silon: Logic gates and adders in pure CSS

These Are The Features To Look For In A WP Page Builder

Free UI Kits for Sketch App and Website Designers – Designmodo

20 Gorgeous Examples of Modal Window Pop Ups | Web Design

Absolute Best Free Icon Webfonts

Beginner’s Guide to Regular Expression (Regex)

How to design social media buttons that work

Interaction Design: What Is It, and How Can You Use It? | Design Shack

Website Colors: How to Choose and Use Them


A Wearable System That Could Track You Until You Die

Pedestrian Symphonies Get People Together To Play Weird GPS-Controlled Music

LG Watch Urbane Review: Is This the Best Android Wear Device?

How Apple Is Quietly Preparing Us For The Merging Of iOS And OS X


Kids Can Play Together Without A Screen Using These Smart Wooden Dolls

This Music Video Brings A Rainbow Of ’80s Gadgets To Life

This Simple But Ingenious Plate Stops You From Eating Too Much…

Seeking Genuine Discovery on Music Streaming Services…