If you’re not helping, move on. Sunday thoughtsWhen you’re forced to do everything, because you can’t get anything, it’s not because you’re a meglo maniac. It’s because, you can’t stand still. You biorhythms prevent you from contemplating stasis. Martin Luther King Jr’s powerful message was to keep on moving. So cry if you will, reflect that you must, doubt for it is your way or resetting yourself. To doubt is to be human, but then move.
Each morning my sons and I kiss each other on both cheeks. This affection goes beyond perfunctory. It is to remind us of a bond of kindness, trust and understandingIt acknowledges, albeit implicitly of the dynamics of our relationship. They’re 17 and 14 years — what parents and learned people with knowledge of ‘teens’ could categorise as the interesting years. Things are a changing.
Not more than a decade ago, higher education and learning were fairly stable. Universities delivered stacks of knowledge. Lecturers fittedinto the structure largely impervious to outsideforces. Then the web and concomitant forces, politics, societal reforms, the economy changed in ways some unknown. In 2006, I was invited to speak at a conference in San Antonio, Journalism and thePublic. Restoring the Trust. I mean really, talkabout proto fake news.
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".