Nineteen more days, everyone. We only have to survive 19 more days until the unpleasantness of the 2016 presidential election turns into the whining about whoever we elect. Tonight, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton meet for the last time face to face before Election Day in a debate moderated by Fox News host Chris Wallace at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
I am so proud of my friends who are sharing their stories of sexual assault. On Facebook. On Twitter. In texts and phone calls. The most horrific thing about the kind of assault Donald Trump bragged about is how much we all accept it as a fact of life.
Will Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton talk about self-driving trucks tonight at the first presidential debate? They should, because autonomous vehicles are coming to reshape the infrastructure of America. And when they do, we'll analyze and fact-check their answers in our WIRED live blog right here starting at 8pm ET.
A hashtag. (This post was inspired by the New York Times.) Billionaire investor and Facebook board member Peter Thiel has never shied away from contrarian ideas. He thinks kids should drop out of college to launch a startup. He's backed efforts to build floating cities in international waters.
Everything in life is a countdown to something- an election, a Trump speech, another Russian hack -but, in the end, we're all counting down to the same thing: death. Sometimes it's easy to forget mortality. You're in love. Your child is born. A funny hashtag is trending, and joy seeps into your day.
We've been thinkin' 'bout you, Frank Ocean! In the four years since the release of Ocean's Grammy-winning, happy-making Channel Orange, the 28-year-old singer-songwriter has been teasing us with promises (and more promises...and more promises) of new music.
Look, we're a nation on edge. We need diversion. Some had hoped the 2016 Rio Olympics would provide that, but then NBC made it nearly impossible to watch the only event anyone cares about-shotput (kidding, obviously we're talking about gymnastics, jeez, we're patriots after all)-and so for the past two weeks, the election has continued to dominate our precious mental space.
Donald Trump's bid for the White House has always been a media circus. Now, it's being run by one of the ringleaders. The Trump campaign announced today that it has hired Breitbart News Network executive chairman Steve Bannon as campaign CEO.
For many Americans, the path to casting a vote is way rockier than it should be. Between ( racist) new voter ID laws and government websites that haven't been updated since the late Cretaceous, it hard to know how to register, where and when to vote, and what you need to bring.
It's just the beginning of the week, and already a major presidential candidate and his staunchest ally in Silicon Valley have shown they have a fundamental misunderstanding of how the First Amendment works.
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
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".