Beth Elderkin is a freelance multimedia journalist and "Shark Jumping" TV review series producer on Channel Awesome. Previously, she was a writer/producer for TouchVision. She developed, hosted and produced a weekly nerd culture show, "Geek Bait," as well as reported on social justice issues.
io9's Winter Forecast is back with "Eastwatch," an episode that barely features the location it's named after. Hosts Katharine Trendacosta and Beth Elderkin discuss secret family ties, dragon buddies, and why Arya is acting so stupid all of a sudden. Watch it here!!
It's just like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, only it costs a lot more money and, surprisingly, is even stickier than a river of chocolate. An eBay auction for one of McDonald's coveted cases of the now-discontinued Szechuan sauce has come to an end, with one lucky winner paying $US15,350 ($19,447) to take hold of a 1800g bottle of that sweet Mulan confection. Even deadmau5 was a top runner in the bidding, but sadly it doesn't look like he came out the winner — at least not yet.
Hi everyone. After a year of crazy adventures, today is my last day filling your weekends with Stephen Bannon’s space opera, Myrcella’s banana brains death on Game of Thrones, and so many digital erections. But I have to say, I think one of my favorite weekend activities with y’all has been doing online quizzes about my favorite shows and movies... mostly because I fail horribly. So send me some of your favorite nerdy quizzes, and let’s see how I do!
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".