With tongue planted firmly in cheek, I give you, another in my "500-Words" series of short stories. "First Cthulhu, and now this." Ak'tiar nodded and sighed and rose from the Council Room table. He moved to the window overlooking the arena and watched the Champions engage in mock battle outside. "We could handle the false gods at first," Tian'mok continued, "but this new breed has got me worried. Look at how many Champions we've had to add."
Today's guest post is by attorney Brad Frazer, who has also written about fair use, copyright and trademark for this site. Nonfiction is a dangerous genre. Admittedly, few people ever speak the words "dangerous" and "nonfiction" in the same sentence, but from a lawyer's perspective, a nonfiction author can incur significant legal liability unless a proactive approach is taken when writing and editing such works.
There is much talk in the press and social media about cybersecurity. In general, the term means protecting digital information stored on a computer connected to the internet. Before most computers were connected, cybersecurity meant locking the front door on the way out of the office. Now, your information — and your customers’ — is subject to attack and theft through a host of new means made possible by your internet connection.
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".