When I first started my engineering career, I was thrown to the wolves—my college education didn’t prepare me for a real-life work environment. Now, usually when I touch on this in the context of Machine Design articles, some readers will fire back that it was up to me adapt to the work environment and that I lacked drive to educate myself. So to avoid confusion, let me clarify that my specific college education did not prepare me specifically for the job I was hired for. What does that mean?
The Internet of Things relies heavily on cloud technology. The large amounts of data collected from sensors and smart machines surpass the storage capacity of many on-site factory computers. The cloud is needed to not only store these large amounts of data, but also process it. In January 2017, Right Scale, a leader in cloud-management services, conducted its sixth annual “State of the Cloud” survey.
Have you discovered your superpower? If you haven’t, Marvel Studios wants to help. Since 2013, the company has hosted an annual science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) challenge geared toward young girls. A report from CNN this past February noted that young girls start to become highly interested in STEM around the age of 11, only to start losing that interest around age 15.
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".