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Ben Parr

Ben Parr

Co-Editor of Mashable, tech entrepreneur, sci-fi writer, and aspiring world changer. I'm quirky and love building things
Mystalic on [AMA Request] The person who runs Taco Bell's Twitter Account -
"The guy who used to run it, Nicholas Tran, switched over to a VP position recently: (Yes, I know him, he's a friend)" - Ben Parr
Mystalic on Nas gives his "true fans" the choice to get into Bitcoin -
"What everyone here seems to be forgetting is that Nas is an investor in Coinbase, and is in fact a prolific tech startup investor with a very decent track record." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on [WP] A fictional/mythical person wakes up one day in our universe, where none of their science/magic/knowledge works. How do they adapt to life in the real 2014? -
"What is this strange, new world I've been transported to? Just a few minutes ago, I was fighting the forces of evil, when suddenly a blue light engulfed me and took me to this place. Was it the crystal? Did it transport me to safety? It looks a lot like my world, but yet... yet I knew it was different. I didn't feel the energy of the crystal. I didn't even feel the power of the moon. And instead of pork buns, I found... cheeseburgers. America, maybe? I've heard of this place before. Where are the girls? Are they ok? I need to find somebody who can help me figure out where I am. That young lady over there near the fountain! She seems like she'd be receptive. I'll just dash over there and start talking to her. "Meow!" Damnit, that's not what I meant. Let's try it again. "Meow meow!" Shit! I can't freaking talk. Maybe I can use my powers to communicate telepathically? Wait, why isn't this working? There's supposed to be a beam of light that comes out of my head! Why isn't there a beam of..." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on Can you publish a book through a company if you have already self-published it through Amazon? -
"This is poor advice in my opinion for a few reasons: 1) You can only sell book rights piecemeal when you have leverage. You're Tina Fey or James Patterson? You can do what you want! But a first-time author with no audience? Holding back rights is very unrealistic. 2) None of the big publishers want a book that's already out. It is so so rare. It kills their sales and potential leverage in marketing and media." - Ben Parr
RT @hardwaredotco: Are you wearing your wearable? "The Three Weeks Problem: The Real Challenge for Wearables" via @benparr
Hi! I'm Wilson the corgi and I'm going to lick your phone!
Good morning from the midwest!
Unilever/Hellmann just gave @hamptoncreek the biggest PR gift EVER. The HELL they thinking!? - cc:@morganoliveira1
For the record: If I die before I have a chance to upload my brain to a computer, I would like my body to be thrown into a volcano.
RT @sama: at the beginning of a company, every month of runway really matters. founder should be willing to temporarily make a lifestyle tradeoff.
RT @donallogue: @benparr @Gotham excellent Ben- excited for your book release- come hang in Gotham anytime
Internet is PISSED that @Groupon is trying to bully @gnome out of its trademark:
.@Eldsjai fires back with BIG numbers after @taylorswift13’s departure from @Spotify. -
.@sagiraju and I are going to the Samagala this Friday to support @SamaHope. Are you? -
So, I made my TV drama debut yesterday on FOX's @Gotham! Thanks again @donallogue & the cast for letting me visit!
Thank you @HannaRosin for this fantastic, personal piece on Stephen Glass and his rise, fall and rise. -
RT @VentureBeat: Despite Antares and Virgin Galactic setbacks, space entrepreneurship is about to be huge by @obrien
.@MatthewKeysLive is NSA.
And now people are sending me emails based on my last tweet. Crap.
RT @fmanjoo: Valerie Jarrett, The Obama Whisperer. This @noamscheiber piece is fantastic
RT @sama: The Founder's Guide to Selling Your Company: from @justinkan
President Obama is finally on the right side of net neutrality, but will Wheeler and the FCC follow suit? -
RT @meghann: at least this is officially the worst first half in Bears history and I'm not just overreacting.
Stopped watching the Packers vs. Junior Varsity Practice Squad game. There’s only so much abuse a person can take.
Welp, it’s time to root for the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Bears just are no match for the Packers. This makes me depressed.
RT @Mazy: Don't let people mistake your kindness as weakness....
Ms. @fayedinsmore tries the Oculus Rift for the first time at @websummithq
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