Just about everything you do on the web requires a password these days. Having one password for everything is a terrible idea, especially in this day and age where nothing seems safe. If you’re someone who takes passwords seriously, and I hope you do, there’s a good chance you’re going to forget many of the passwords you use. If you own an iPhone, Apple has made it very easy to see all the passwords you use on the web and within apps if you have enabled Keychain on your smartphone.
This is easily the hardest post I’ve ever written as a tech blogger for the past four years. deTeched isn’t by any means a political website, but there’s a bigger issue that needs to be resolved and not ignored. We’re a growing website, and as such, we have a small influence on those who read our work. Which is why I’m using this platform to take a stand to voice my opinion on gun control. Just so you know, this is not an op-ed I want to write. But it’s one I have to write.
Some of you might not be old enough to know that people used to pay each other with something called a check. Millenials have grown up in a world of PayPal and online banking where they might never know what a check is, but there are some of us old folk who still use them from time to time. If you get a paper check and have Wells Fargo, you don’t have to go to the bank to do a simple deposit anymore. You can use the camera on your smartphone and Wells Fargo will take care of the rest.
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".