Q: Is it OK not to allow red-wine drinking in my home? I love entertaining and red wine, but it always seems somebody is spilling wine on my white sofa or carpet. Messes come with entertaining, but I wish my guests would at least tell me right away instead of hiding the spill with a throw pillow. A: What a great question, and just in time for the holidays. Whites in decor are beautiful and timeless, but as you are finding out, they have a downside.
The news came in a very serious email: “Checked my phone. All photos targeted at female chest area.”If you didn’t already know — and I didn’t — your iPhone is trained to find objects or people and group those photos into folders when you search for them. But someone discovered today that you could search by Brassiere. Twitter erupted: First, the warning tweet: ATTENTION ALL GIRLS ALL GIRLS!! !, said the woman who seems to take a lot of photos of women’s breasts.
Some words, by their very definition, are meant to describe men or women: an actress, say, or a nephew. But other words, despite being gender-neutral, seem to get used – often negatively so – exclusively for one sex or the other. Take the adjectives below: same basic definition, likely different recipients. Which words do you think are used to describe women, and which men?
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".