Ben Parr

  • Getting Attention: The Science of Being Captivating Online

    … products, passions and ideas. Listen to the show to hear our thoughts on JJ Abrams, as well as the Serial and Startup podcasts, and how they build mystery. Discovery of the Week Do you ever wish there was a cool system to analyze hashtags? Guess what? I found one. It’s called Seen. It takes a look at Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and a few others…

    Michael Stelzner/ Social Media Examiner- 28 readers -
  • Being the Last Speaker at an Event Sucks—Unless You Tear It Up Like This

    … When Ben Parr, the author of Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention got on stage at the West Coast Contently Summit, there was a pop. The bartenders at Tank18, the hipster San Francisco wine tasting room where the event was held, were starting to open wine bottles for attendees. Then a guy waltzed out with a bowl of steaming hot…

    The Content Strategist- 6 readers -