So, with flexibility on our minds, it was a surprise to read an opinion piece by Joseph Smith, Director at Optus, in The Australian yesterday, stating that “it’s not all about flexibility”. Mr Smith writes that as part of his Masters studies, he “conducted some qualitative and quantitative research to determine what factors were most important for the development of a gender-balanced workplace”. The results?
The One Nation leader made the comments during debate on the federal government's proposed schools overhaul in the Senate on Wednesday. Senator Hanson insisted parents and teachers had raised the matter with her. Teachers were devoting much of their time to disabled children, to the detriment of other students in the classroom, she said. Disabled and autistic children should be taught in special classrooms where they can be looked after and given special attention, she said.
As children we selected the cassette that had the most visually pleasing and intriguing packaging. As adults, do we not do the same when buying wine? Choosing wine in a bottle shop is vastly different from picking one from a wine list. In a restaurant we tend to stick with what is instantly recognisable or a wine that we identify with an agreeable experience in the past, or we rely on a sommelier to guide us through a wilderness of often alien words and meaningless numbers.
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".