Black Friday mania is nearly upon us once again, but how did this notorious shopping day get its name and become such a cultural phenomenon? The day immediately following Thanksgiving in the United States has become synonymous with rampant shopping and the moniker Black Friday. Indeed, it is now such a part of the media landscape and cultural calendar that it is hard to imagine a time when it didn’t exist. However, the establishment of Black Friday is certainly not lengthy by historical standards.
Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors are begin to multiply ahead of the release of the flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S9 is expected to appear around the time of Mobile World Congress, which next year will take place between February 26 and March 1, once more in Barcelona. Responding to the extremely well-received iPhone X from Apple, the Galaxy S9 will undoubtedly need to be a quality handset in order to re-establish Samsung pre-eminence.
Apple has already dusted off the iOS 11 operating system, and will be looking to improve the software still further when iOS 12 is released next year. While iOS 11 has undoubtedly been a success for Apple, there is always room for improvement, and there will be a series of refinements in the next Apple mobile operating system. Many Apple fans will be eagerly awaiting innovations from iOS 12, so here is our wish list for the next generation mobile operating system.
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".