- New York City estimates 3,000 homeless people live on the streets. While many have sought shelter this week, many others haven't. These are conditions we find tough, even just to get to the corner. Yet countless New Yorkers have no refuge, as Fox 5 saw across the city this week. We asked the Coalition for the Homeless why many make the choice to remain outside rather than accept the help the city offers.
- To understand Bitcoins and Crypto-currency, we first have to explain Blockchain technology. Michael Haley is a blockchain expert at AlphaPoint, which is launching its own coin next year. Haley explains that up until now a transaction between two parties has been handled by a centralized authority, either a bank or government. Blockchains decentralize that process, which means the users take control of their own data and not the likes of free services which monitor users for commercial purposes.
- If you're Facebook and you've got 2 billion users, you'd think things are looking up, right? So why switch things up and mess with success? Here is a hint: People told us they are using Facebook less. With more and more people growing inseparable from their phones, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook is changing its mission of connecting people to a new mission: creating communities and bringing the world closer together.
When u lack the capacity 2 recognize a person's inner attributes, you judge their exterior (race, gender..) So many times I've been asked 'where r u from?' where my answer 'NYC' didn't suffice. To assume an American isn't American b/c they don't look European is (?-think fast)
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".