I did something bad last weekend. Something that I'm not proud of. That's a total lie. I really am rather proud. I had a half marathon coming up in my home town, but my training plan told me that I needed to do a 10KM race. I could have raced the entire thing, but it was hilly, the weather was supposed to be hot, and I'd had an idea. What if I did the first 11KM of the race at a very easy pace, then blitzed the last 10KM? That would be amazing!
Look, I know it’s a niche thing to talk about - but the news today that Sony might be considering an 18:9 display for its next handset is excellent news for the smartphone-buying public. If you missed it, Japan Displays Inc (JDI) has announced a 6-inch display using the new aspect ratio, similar to what we’ve seen on the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Let’s admit it: the smartwatch is dying, at least in the form we expected. The 'mini phone on the wrist' hasn't taken off as a must-have product, slipping merely into the realms of luxury purchase... and not really offering a huge amount. But the Apple Watch 3 is starting to offer a glimmer of something different... a more health-focused device.
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".