On February 18, 1876, the first direct cable link was established between New Zealand and Australia. Via this connection with Australia, New Zealand could then communicate with the rest of the world. [Read more: Discover how using your phone in the EU is much cheaper]The photo below taken on that historic day shows men on Botany Bay’s La Perouse beach in New South Wales hauling the telegraph cable as it arrived from across the Tasman Sea.
New research to mark Safer Internet Day 2018 has found that although nearly 7 out of 10 children aged 11-16 think parental controls are a good idea, 6 out of 10 parents don’t set them. *The research conducted by online safety organisation Internet Matters, which is supported by BT, also found that a third of children think they should be aged 15 before they are able to go online without restrictions, while 24% think parental controls should only be taken away once they reach the age of 17.
Are you fascinated by space and the universe? If so we've got a treat for you - earlier on Friday we had a live link-up with the International Space Station, hosted by BT Sport’s Craig Doyle and the UK Space Agency's Astronaut Flight Education Programme Manager, Libby Jackson. BT’s broadcast technology was used to host the live link between New Scientist Live in London and the International Space Station for a chat with astronaut Paolo Nespoli. You can relive the whole event below.
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".