What happens when a buzzword like big data is uncovered as a half truth? While big data may be big in quantity, the data quality may be low grade and could even be hazardous to algorithms. Factors that contribute to the declining value for much of big data include: fraud, inaccuracy, not representative of the market, incomplete, and one dimensional.
is up from last month (82.5) and last year (82.6). Spending on Softlines is up +5% month-over-month and +2% year-over-year. Hardlines spending is flat month-over-month and +3% compared to last year. “We applied an income filter to Prosper’s category spending forecasts and discovered that for softlines, the spending forecast for households within the $35K-$75K income range was modestly above the aggregate +2%, at +3%; the forecast for the more affluent households was in line with the aggregate.
ABOUT: Consumer confidence is based on respondents who indicated that they are either confident or very confident in the chances of a strong economy during the next six months. is down from last month (84.9) but up from last year (78.4). Spending on Softlines is up +6% month-over-month but down -4% year-over-year. Hardlines spending is up month over month (+7%), but down -3% compared to last year. “Weather brought a slight year-over-year increase to fashion apparel in July.
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".