A Silicon Valley native, I spent the last three years building and encouraging the field of social entrepreneurship in Sweden through my position with Reach for Change, where I had the pleasure of running an incubator for leading Swedish social entrepreneurs, helping them scale their organization...
Is it just me or are people really on edge right now? At work, at the grocery store, at the gym - people seem more brusque, more angry, more fearful. What we're seeing is a destructive cycle borne from a collective feeling of insecurity. Faced with an exponential rate of change, technological progress that feels incomprehensible, and a perceived lack of agency as we watch institutions and democratic systems falter at home and abroad, it's easy to see why we are in want of safety.
I've been an iPhone guy since the very first model. I remember watching Steve Jobs' iPhone keynote on repeat - "it's an iPod, a phone, an internet communicator; an iPod, a phone, an internet communicator!" - over and over. I listen to Apple-centric podcasts and I read Apple rumor blogs. So it came as quite a shock to my family and friends when they saw me pop up with a green SMS bubble when I texted them from my new Android phone. Why did I switch to Android after 10 years of iOS they all asked?
This past year has surely offered us copious examples of destructive leadership. But it's also given rise to a tidal wave of new, inclusive leaders. 2017 brought fresh faces running for - and winning - public office for the first time. A Liberian refugee becoming mayor of Helena, Montana; the first transgender state legislator - a 33 year old! - elected in Virginia. The recent TIME Magazine cover highlights a record number of women running for office.
I'm absolutely loving reading the #UCLABound tweets. These amazing students, selected from 113,000+ applicants, are in for the time of their lives. @UCLA is so special. You're about to join an incredible community of optimists and changemakers. Congrats and Go Bruins! #BruinProud
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".