Twitter Link Roundup #79 – 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 image to the left – a cat – is one of many different images and videos of cats that fascinate people. Read the interview with Ben Huh (in the Social Media and Marketing section below) to find out why people are so fascinated by cats.

image credit: Kevin

10 things entrepreneurs can learn from musicians –

How To Pick The Perfect Name For Your Small Business or Startup –

Are You Ready to Claim the Right Things You’ve Done? –

10 things entrepreneurs can learn from musicians –

How To Pick The Perfect Name For Your Startup –

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Howard Tullman –

How Great Entrepreneurs Think –

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman’s 10 rules of entrepreneurship –

Are You Ready to Claim the Right Things You’ve Done? –

Very good perspective about titles and promotions at startups –

Creating a Product Focused Startup Culture –

Whom Should You Hire at a Startup? (Attitude Over Aptitude) –

Life doesn’t start tomorrow –

The 5 Minute Guide To Cheap Startup Advertising –

VCs vs. marketing –

Awesome workflow by @yegg on getting startup advice –

More, better, faster: UX design for startups –

Bubble Trouble? I Don’t Think So –

A great post on getting into YC –

EveryBlock Putting Focus Back on Community –

Why big companies can’t innovate, and what to do about it –

Is This The Future of Advertising? –

Is Facebook for Business Overrated via @eric_urbane

A good read about avoiding cause marketing backlash –

Forrester’s @jbernoff calls for PR reform –

Adding the Facebook Like Button Revisited –

True Colors – Breakdown of Color Preferences by Gender –

The State and Future of the Social Media Management System Space –

Good analysis by @benkunz about possible financial impact from NYT paywall experiment –

A paywall where search and social get a free pass. Smart –

Why You Watch Cats And Epic Fails 13 Million Times A Day – interview with Ben Huh –

The age of mediocrity? –

NYT paywall has a loophole. Unlimited views if you click a Twitter or Facebook link –

Brilliantly subtle Nigerian spam promotion from … Montblanc –

Are “free” fonts really free? Can you legally copy fonts? Answers to these & other questions –

A Round-Up of 50 Amazing and Fresh Photoshop Tutorials –

Designing Quality Infographics: Tips, Resources and Inspiration –

What Designers Should Know About Visual Perception and Memory –

10 Tips for Troubleshooting a Lackluster Design –

Mediocrity vs. Excellence: What Separates Good From Great? –

22 Tips: Designing an Effective Slide Deck Presentation –

Seven myths about paper prototyping –

True Colors – Breakdown of Color Preferences by Gender –

Illustrator Must-Know Text Effects –

Are Touchscreen Tablets Effective Design Tools? –

40 Typography Designs that will Tickle Your Imagination –

25 Interesting Book Cover Artwork and Designs –

Type study: Typographic hierarchy –

Considerations for Mobile Design: Speed, Dimensions –

Basics: Difference Between Pixel and Vector-Based Graphics –

crowdSPRING Designer profile – 12 Questions: Meet Shawndra Cox (USA) –

How to Choose a Typeface –

Design Charts for Better Typography and Color –

20 Brilliant Modern Brochure Design Ideas –

45 Fresh New Business Card Designs –

20 Superb Examples Of iPad App Design –

11 Reasons Why White Spaces are Good in Graphic Design –

A Designers Nightmare – How to smoothly handle sign-offs & revisions –

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

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

Fly Away with 75 Super Cool Bird Logos –

Awesome Music Logos –

30 Awesome Textured Logos For Your Inspiration –

The Latest Trends in Web Design –

Showcase of Beautiful Government Websites –

30 Superb Examples Of Pricing Pages –

CSS Typography: Examples and Tools –

Understanding the Elements of Responsive Web Design –

60 Web Design Elements PSDs for User Interface Design-

How to Choose a Typeface –

20 Sophisticated Purple Websites For Your Inspiration –

33 Exceptional Web Form Designs –

Usability Best Practices For eCommerce Websites –

30 Cool High Tech Gadgets To Give Your Home A Futuristic Look –

Cool Examples Of Innovative Furniture Design –

Creative Umbrellas Designs –

Experience Is What We Make It (UX) –

More, better, faster: UX design for startups –

UX Career Paths and Job Satisfaction –

Free Google Programs For Non-Profits –

Wristwatches? Dead –

House votes against renewing NPR funding –

Transforming the Book Industry: How Seth Godin is Poking the Box –

Smart look at whether Apple made a mistake to allow free apps in the App Store –

Can Time Warner afford not to buy Netflix? –

Oracle Integrates Crowdsourcing Into CRM –

Yes, porn will save 3D –

Limewire Being Sued For 75 Trillion –

No one calls anymore. It’s rude –

The best street food in Beijing – fascinating & beautifully filmed microdocumentary from The Guardian –

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