The international media has been awash with the ephemerality of Snapchat — an application for smartphones that allows users to send each other images and videos that “self-destruct” from servers after 10 seconds of viewing. For many, the use of this fast-growing app –Snapchat– is worrying amongst the youth in various parts of the world. They use it majorly for sending explicit material which is also known as ‘sexting.’The media, too, hypes this app.
The thin line between citizen agency and apathy when it comes to civic technologyIt’s a sunny segue between afternoon and evening at Hive Colab on Kanjokya St, Kamwokya. Civic technology upstart Evidence and Methods Lab (EML) has just had a successful launch of their U.S Mission in Uganda supported project to visualize complex budget data into short, and terse social media ready videos and commentary.
The story begins in 2003, when a fledgling ICT services company, Digital Solutions, approaches MTN for a potential partnership for Me2U, a peer-to-peer airtime sharing application. After a protracted period of correspondence, the pioneer company is finally invited to demo the product and deploy it on the telco’s network for testing. MTN then communicates to the company that they are no longer interested in the product.
This is skin in the game. Only that it's dressed in dirty overalls, not your Victorian Savile Row Suit. Typical of bankers, lawyers and other elites.
This is an ode to professionals (like Bytelex advocates) who embrace the complexity and uncertainty African markets present. End
Despite building an organized, internationalized workforce and workspace, the firm's must remain deeply entrenched in the local market. To feel the pulse it in real-time and grind even harder towards the market's needs and developments.
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".