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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 You are solely responsible for the fall of Atlantis in 430 BC. Describe the last day of the Atlantean Empire and your role in its total destruction. [WP] -
"Brilliant job." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on I'm lazy and I want to hire a decorator. Anyone want to decorate my tower? -
"What would be fair?" - Ben Parr
Mystalic on Making a living as a Non-fiction writer -
"I'm a month late, but the answer is it depends on the category. Income from the books themselves is minimal in the scheme of things. I honestly got a FANTASTIC deal, but that's not where the majority of money comes from. It comes from the speaking and consulting. Say you write a book about the next generation of advertising. Thanks to your years of research and some branding, you are now an expert(!) at advertising. And guess what? There are LOTS of companies and people willing to pay for that expertise. In addition, conferences want you to speak and are willing to offer you $10k, $20k, $50k+ (depending on your topic, notability, etc.) to speak at their conference or to their executives. There's also the sale of book rights for TV shows, films, etc. My friend Nick Bilton sold his TV rights for his book on the history of Twitter and stands to make a nice chunk of change if the show does well. Don't just go from book to book. Establish an expertise and get people to pay you to talk..." - Ben Parr
RT @katelaurielee: My colleague @StevenLevy launched his tech pub @backchnnl with stories about Google, @ZephyrTeachout, and the NFL
“David Copperfield: What entrepreneurs can learn from magic" - #celebrateconf
Mystalic on Civcraft keeps thinking I have alts and blocks me, so I may just donate all my stuff to the community. -
"Still nothing. Will go ask them again. But for the most part, I'm just gonna keep my account paused even if they let me back in and maybe later on start giving my stuff to the government." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on ELI5: How do celebrities keep their cell numbers and personal emails so locked down? -
"It depends on the celebrity, but the answer is multiple safeguards. Truth is that most people won't give a celebrity's number away because it will permanently damage their relationship. You get permanently kicked out of an entourage for that kind of shit. Most celebs are pretty accessible, though. You'd be surprised. Higher-level celebs have a few other safeguards, though. Yes, they use multiple numbers, and most of the time they give out not their number, but the number of either their agent or their manager, especially if it's business-related. The highest-level celebs, like Jay Z and Beyonce, have a system where they change out their numbers every few weeks or months and have the new numbers distributed to their entourage. For the most part though, celebs are pretty accessible if you know them. And if their number is somewhat compromised, they just change it or switch to another phone. Source: I've worked with them." - Ben Parr
L'oreal Women in Digital selfie with @janatrantow
Congrats to L'oreal Women in Digital winners! Great event.
L'oreal' Women In Digital! (@ Three Sixty in New York, NY w/ @brie)
Mystalic on Viridian May Want Our Nether Biome -
Mystalic on Found diamond in middle of nowhere -
"That person aint' getting it, but one of us sure as hell already did." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on Someone want to sell me a Silk Touch Pickaxe -
"Also deal." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on Someone want to sell me a Silk Touch Pickaxe -
"Hi Super Wizard" - Ben Parr
Mystalic on Someone want to sell me a Silk Touch Pickaxe -
"Same as Reddit" - Ben Parr
Mystalic on I am on a journey from Commonwealth, and coming to your city -
"Angel dust? Tell me more." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on I totally don't meant to spawn buut.. I've been illegally seized in the commonwealth -
"Commonwealth citizen here. Can someone go through the series of events here? Hobbyist, why did you raid Stonefield? What did you take? Did you replant? Rekvia has total right to pearl you if you were raiding Stonefield. The chat log is pretty damning for you." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on Microsoft Near Deal to Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang -
"Prepare for a shitstorm." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on The Skins -- Rude Girl [Hip Hop] (2014) Ha! The song playing in the elevator during the Solange/Jay-Z incident- Hilarious. -
"Saw the Skins in person at SXSW a few years ago. They're super young but crazy talented. A next generation of rock and soul. I hope they make it big." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on [CivBounty] Mystalic wanted for griefing in The Commonwealth - fellow citizens beware! -
"(Like Comcast "fuck you we'll send a technician out next week because fuck you" lag.)" - Ben Parr
Mystalic on [CivBounty] Mystalic wanted for griefing in The Commonwealth - fellow citizens beware! -
"I couldn't repair anything because I lagged. How about I drop off 20 iron ore as compensation? It's worth more than the 1D bounty you have one. or just 1D if you'd prefer." - Ben Parr
Mystalic on [CivBounty] Mystalic wanted for griefing -
"Apologies for griefing. I lagged badly as I tried to look at places. Happy to compensate you for your trouble. Just message me privately. This can be worked out." - Ben Parr
"Why You Should Stop What You’re Doing and Start a Bitcoin Company” - by @MattPRD @ZapChain
RT @HarperCollins: .@benparr’s Captivology: The Science of Capturing Attention is up to appear at #SXSWInteractive 2015. Cast your vote!
My annual #BenParrty is coming to SF, LA, NYC and Chicago this year. Here’s the schedule:
My annual #BenParry is coming to Chicago, SF, NYC and LA. Here’s the schedule:
My driving buddy @SarahBuhr just dropped a 4,000+ word piece on why Burning Man is Silicon Valley:
Mystalic on I should like to join -
"I found this guy wandering our land. He's new. He's dutch. Someone wanna add him?" - Ben Parr
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