Australian universities are battling it out to ensure their students don't miss out on "innovation culture", with start-ups feeding in and out of the tertiary ecosystem. From symposiums and new courses to gamifying approaches to learning, students, particularly in science disciplines, are facing swift changes. An example is the University of NSW working with game creator Arludo through Amazon Web Services to model evolutionary biology using apps.
There's an unwritten rule out on the cool blue waters off Victoria: If your boat gets stuck or capsizes, if it runs out of petrol or the motor stops, if the volunteer coast guard has to tow you back, you had better send a little donation along in the days after. According to Carrum volunteer coast guard skipper Deanne Semmens, they need every cent they can get. "We all come to volunteering from either being fisherman, loving boats, or we've been rescued at one point or another," she says.
Those looking for answers for the powerful swings to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour in the UK election could do worse than trawling social media sites. Voters between 18-24 turned out in force and in some occasions forced back historically conservative seats, taking up issues such as university tuition, school lunches, immigration and Brexit. Many would have been influenced by memes like the one below, images that portray Corbyn as a man of principle, an everyman and a rebel.
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".