It started innocently enough: People who sell medical devices in the US get inspected by FDA. Makes sense, right? But if they want to sell outside the US, they get audited for ISO standards. If they want to sell in Europe, they get audited for ISO standards the European regulations. Want to sell in Canada, Brazil, Australia, Japan? Have fun! Each country I mentioned has its own regulations. (For example, a single device can be Class 2 in the US, Class 3 in Canada, and Class 2b in Europe.)
Of course, there are many differences between zombies and technical writers. Technical writers typically have heartbeats; they also tend to walk with their arms swinging naturally, rather than held out stiffly in front of them. And yet, there is something relentless about good technical writers, the way they refuse to give up when they need information. You don’t remember who put the hipot tester through IQ/OQ/PQ when it was moved to the new line? No problem, I’ll just smile and ask someone else.
Siri thinks she's a big deal. As far as I'm concerned, she's all talk and no action. Sure, we've made amazing progress in natural language processing and speech recognition, but none of that has made a dent in the reasons that many people still hate many software applications.
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".