Brian Wallace is the founder of NowSourcing, Inc., an infographic design and social media firm. Established in 2005, they serve everyone from startups to the Fortune 500 and everything in between. Prior to founding NowSourcing, Brian worked in a variety of technical and marketing environments bei...
It happens all the time to business professionals. You push yourself hard to make a deadline, or you fill in the gaps when a colleague leaves for a new position. After a while you find that the workload exceeds the benefit you are getting from the job and paycheck and things start to feel pretty bleak. You’re suffering from burnout, and it could even start to cause health problems. How do you recognize the signs and fix it before it’s too late? It’s not just an attitude problem that causes burnout.
—School bullies have gotten a megaphone in recent years thanks to the Internet. In the past bullying was relegated to the schoolyard but in today’s digital, hyper-connected world, the bullies can get to their victims even when they should be safe in their homes. Cyberbullying is a very complex and complicated issue, and it isn’t as simple as just turning off the computer. Kids today have to be online for homework and even to socialize with their peers.
Events can be stressful for a number of reasons, but choosing between two lectures you really want to see shouldn’t be one of them. In the age of tech solutions for everything it makes no sense to have a huge event and not to live stream or podcast live events, and in fact it can increase your audience and revenue. So why aren’t more people trying to prevent FOMO at large events?
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".