Healthcare professionals come to LinkedIn each day looking to join conversations, and there are nearly 1,000 posts being shared every minute in the feed. So who is standing out from the crowd and which members should you be following to get the latest news and insights? To compile the list, we use a combination of data and editorial signals designed to capture the voices making a mark in their industries.
By the time Dr. Ty Vachon started his radiology training in 2010, Apple had already turned the humble cell phone into a powerful personal computer. The tech giant was also just months away from introducing Siri, its voice recognition technology with the ability to understand questions and respond to commands. But Vachon, who did his residency with the U.S. Navy, was still reading imaging scans on a clunky machine that wasn't connected to other hospital systems.
In 1848, Phineas Gage was a 25-year-old railroad worker who had to cut through rock to prepare the ground for new railroad tracks. But an unfortunate accident with explosives caused the 13-pound metal bar he was working with, known as a tamping iron, to shoot through his left cheek, travel behind his eye socket and exit out the top of his head. Gage walked away from the accident. But his seemingly-miraculous survival created one of neurology's most enduring medical mysteries.
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".