I never really knew what cold was until I moved to the midwest. I grew up in FL and I *thought* below 70 degrees was worth bundling for. I now understand why my northern friends giggled at my perception. Today we’re hitting 30 degrees and I’m thinking “wow, that’s really warm”. After all, it’s been below zero for most of the last few months. I hear a lot of people talking about how they can’t wait for spring and how they’re tired of winter. I am looking forward to spring, but will miss winter.
I have never really liked going to the mall or spending the day shopping. I’m one of those who goes in, grabs what I came for, and leaves. I do however have no problem shopping online. I love that I can get something for everyone on my list online. No finding parking spots, fighting the crowd, or spending all day long in the mall. As online shopping it gets easier the real skill is finding the best shopping site. I don’t want to find what I just bought for less later that day.
Technology has come so far. We have phones and devices we can actually talk to and they do what we ask them to do and answer our questions. In fact, many homeowners are choosing voice commands as their chosen method of interacting with IoT devices. Controlling smart devices used to be a click, swipe or a touch away. Now consumers can use their voice.
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".