Having just had a sale four weeks ago another Steam sale seems strange until you realise that tomorrow is Black Friday. The Steam Autumn Sale seems to be more coincidentally linked to Black Friday than anything else but you won’t hear us protesting too much because – cheap games! The last Steam sale (the Halloween sale) was a rather average given that most of the discounted games were horror games but this time around almost everything has been given a discount.
Black Friday arrives tomorrow and while many folks will likely use a webpage to avoid being crushed by the crowds of people at brick and mortar stores, there are still dangers you need to account for. This year more than ever cybercrime should be front of mind what with ransomware, data leaks and data breaches happening seemingly every month. For that reason we’ve compiled a few tips to keep you safer while doing your online shopping.
Technology and YouTube appear to go hand in hand. Many will likely point to Linus Sebastian and his Tech Tips channel for the uprising of TechTubers as we refer to them. But enduring the horror of socks being paired with sandals is not the only way to get a dose of technology goodness. Enter UFD also known as UF Disciple also known as Brett Stelmaszek who is also affectionately known as South Africa’s American Tech YouTuber.
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".