In 1958 Chrysler introduced cruise control, allowing drivers to set a specific speed and then relax while driving long distances. Some 15 years later, cruise control's popularity soared amid the oil crisis, since the automated technology could deliver better fuel economy. Now, our cars do all sorts of things to make our lives easier and safer: Help us park, avoid accidents, navigate efficiently and remind us to focus on the road if we start to doze.
Over a century ago, trains moved freight across our nation. When technology changed and cabooses no longer played a role in train safety, railmen fought for laws to require cabooses to be manned with unnecessary workers. This blip in our history of fully embracing innovation is instructive for our current debates over the shift to self-driving vehicles – technology that will save millions of lives and empower the elderly and people with disabilities.
President Trump is an unusual president. In his August 21 primetime address on Afghanistan, he reminded us he likes following his instincts. And his gut often trumps expert advice. Trump views his unpredictability as an asset. And it certainly has worked for him in business and in his surprising ascendancy to the presidency. Americans are divided, but as a nation we crave leaders who bring us together. And at times, it’s unclear whether Trump wants to fracture or unite us.
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".