News broke today that a high profile VC based on the West Coast called Justin Caldbeck has been accused of unwanted sexual advances towards women by six female founders. His alleged behaviour includes groping a woman under a table, sending lurid texts late at night, and propositioning women (in a professional setting) for sex. The women who came forward, at huge personal risk, are Niniane Wang, Susan Ho and Leiti Hsu. However this is just one of many, many allegations towards VCs made by women.
The first half of 2017 has seen a raft of announcements regarding driverless cars, with Apple finally announcing it's joining the driverless car race! Plus, with the UK being given the green light to perform driverless car trials on public roads later this year, there's a lot to look forward to. And despite the dominance of the US, Japan and Germany, could the UK compete in the rush to get driverless cars on the road?
It is a well known fact that women are under-represented within the technology sector. Many people have discussed how, why and what can be done to help fix the imbalance. We won't go into those questions here. What we will discuss is a situation where this problem can become particularly acute: events. Sadly it is still not uncommon to see panels that only feature male speakers, even in 2017.
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".