Ben Parr at Chirp, 2010
February 12, 1985 |
|Occupation||Technology Journalist, Entrepreneur|
Ben Parr (born February 12, 1985) is an American journalist and entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of #DominateFund, a seed-stage venture capital fund, and a columnist and commentator for CNET. He was until November 2011 the Editor-at-Large of Mashable.
Parr joined Mashable as a writer in August 2008, but was promoted to Associate Editor in March 2009, Co-Editor in September 2009 and Editor-at-Large in May 2011. He was fired from the company in November 2011. His writing focused on web technology, business and media.
In February 2012, Parr announced that he was joining the technology news website CNET as a commentator and columnist.  His column, The Social Analyst, "digs into the key companies, trends and players powering the tech and social media universe, from the smallest startups to tech giants." 
In 2012, Parr was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, along with #DominateFund co-founders Matt Schlicht and Mazy Kazerooni 
Parr graduated from Northwestern University in 2008, and worked as a Community Assistant at Elder Hall as an undergraduate.
- "Ben Parr, Tracks.by Cofounders Aim to 'Dominate' Venture Capital With Celebrity Ties". Forbes. 2012-11-20.
- "Top 100 Blogs - 1 to 25". Technorati. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "Ben Parr". Mashable.com. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "Ben Parr fired from Mashable". memeburn. 2010-03-26. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "My Column Is Heading to CNET". BenParr.com. 2012-02-21.
- "The Social Analyst". CNET.
- "InsidEPR: PRSA Silicon Valley: Media Predicts 2011". Blog.engagepr.com. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "Say Media / News / Pocket-lint: The top 10 tech journalists in the world, and why I picked them". News.saymedia.com. 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- Swearingen, Jake (2011-09-12). "SF Weekly Web Awards Party 2011: Pictures and Winners - San Francisco - Arts - The Exhibitionist". Blogs.sfweekly.com. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "30 Under 30: The Hottest Apps And The Tech That Powers Them". Forbes.com. 2012-12-17.
- Lam, Bourree (2006-10-01). "The Uncommon Interview: Ben Parr – The Chicago Maroon". Chicagomaroon.com. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- Ben Parr's profiles
- "The New Ad Age", Playboy 2010-03
- "Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr Talks the Latest Social Media News on G4", Mashable 2010-03-18
- "Mashable’s Ben Parr Gives Facebook Privacy Tips on CNN", Mashable 2010-11-26