Category Archives: Internet Tools

Announcing “Captivology”, My Book on the Science of Attention (HarperCollins/2015)

Dear friends, family, colleagues, and supporters,

I'm thrilled to announce my first non-fiction book, working title "Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention", due in early 2015 from HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins.

I hope you will sign up for updates on Captivology through my book's website. You can follow @Captivology on Twitter or like Captivology on Facebook. You can also follow @BenParr for regular updates. And finally, here's a link for sharing this announcement.

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So @Hotmail Sent Me a Tweet…

It was in reference to my story on the new Gmail Preview Pane feature.

So, two thoughts here:

1) You caught my attention, Microsoft. Good job to your Hotmail social media team.

2) But even if you

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I Was on CNN (Here's a Video)

While this video is a few weeks old, It would be silly for me not to post this awesome video of me on CNN (via phone) on September 26th. The segment actually aired twice

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Is Scoble Right About a $5 Billion Twitter Valuation? I'd Bet Money on It

I can’t help myself. I need to say something about a post by well-known early adopter Robert Scoble on Twitter being worth $5 Billion.

First, let me summarize Scoble’s post. Really

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NEW: Ben Parr's Posterous Experiment


If you’ve been following my Twitter account, you might have noticed some new Post.ly links, pictures of

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Internet Entrepreneurship in 2009: Where's the Opportunity? [Presentation]



Back in February 2008 (Feb 3rd and Feb 12th), I have two talks at Northwestern University entitled “Internet Entrepreneurship in 2009: Where’s the Opportunity?”. One was at the

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Discussing Google Chrome OS and Microsoft Bing on CNN Live

I was on CNN Live once again last week (it was a huge bonus to be on with the talented and insanely engergetic Chris Pirillo. Seriously,

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Iran Protests and the Media: My Appearance on CNN Live

On Tuesday, I was invited onto CNN Live to discuss how Iranians have been utilizing social media tools like Twitter and YouTube to communicate about

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Stop Talking At Your Audience; Start Talking With Them

I’m currently working on a talk I’m giving at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business. The topic is Internet

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What Should You Put Online To Get a Job?

There were a few interesting conversations yesterday and today on the role of “Internet presence” in the job hunt. Will a blog help you get a job? What about an online resume? Should

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