The future of work? Bafflement, idleness and seething resentment, according to a survey by Dropbox, who make that folder on your desktop that is sort of in your computer – but also sort of not. They’re well-placed to know how dumb we really are: after all, they regularly have to explain Dropbox to people. The company polled 2,000 professionals, across a range of sectors, and found that on average they believed a third of those they worked with were no good at their job.
It is now for ever ago since Bon Iver released For Emma, Forever Ago. Ten years, to be exact. First out in July 2007, it achieved huge success after getting a wider release in February 2008, going on to top many of the end-of-year lists. This month, a re-release was announced to coincide with that anniversary. Justin Vernon famously wrote the album in his family’s Wisconsin hunting lodge, mid-winter, to recover from his break-up with Emma (for ever ago). Most of the early reviews mentioned this fact.
The people behind Cards Against Humanity, the parlour game famous for making Chris Morris’s darkest Jam ketches seem like Lenny Henry at the Royal Variety, have decided to out-troll the troll-in-chief. This week, the company began buying up the Arizona desert. For $15 (£11.40), you can get in on the act (or, rather, you could have done, had you bought one of the limited number of slots before they sold out – and only if you lived in the US or Canada).
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".