Doing some Black Friday shopping? We have some tips and tricks to help you navigate the madness.- Plan ahead. Map out which stores you want to hit before you leave the house.- Start shopping at the opposite end of the store, or the back of the store, to avoid the crowd. Same goes for the mall.- Be aware of what you're buying. Many of the biggest deals are actually outdated products.- Follow up on prices after Black Friday.
If you're going to be one of the millions of people shopping on Black Friday, you'll want to pay attention to this: Here's a look at what you'll want to buy right now and what you should probably skip.- big box stores will be offering big discounts on older models.- bundles in particular offer good deals.- TVs, tablets, smartphones and home appliances usually see some big discounts.- keep an eye out for deals on hotel rooms, airfare and even ski lift tickets.- prices will drop dramatically in...
Shopping small can have a big impact.Small Business Saturday has become an important holiday for the local business economy in Southern California.Skylight Books in Los Feliz is bringing in six authors to meet and mingle with customers during their Small Business Saturday party this year. "Small Business Saturday is a pretty big deal for us," Skylight Books General Manager Mary Williams said.
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".