It likely won’t surprise you that, even after 20 years in America, I begin this letter with an apology. I’m sorry, America, but I’ve become intolerant – long a virtue and a point of pride. And if I’m losing tolerance from this side of the border, I can only imagine how you’re feeling up north. And that is why I’m writing. Canada, we need your help down here. I heard your clever and admirable minister of Foreign Affairs speak last week, but you can’t leave us. That will only leave Russia.
by Heidi Legg Meet Generation X - the anti-hero, the irreverent class, the quiet makers and doers overshadowed by the sheer volume of Boomers and their elephant footprint in real-estate, politics, the stock market, cultural domination, and the use of our environment. And now their equally voluminous offspring, long named the Millennials, are demanding center stage.
In these quiet closing days of 2016 I have spent a surprising amount of time over the past few months noticing when and how we feel agency in our lives. Agency has wafted into my days as our teenager, in what felt like an overnight transformation, strode into a large urban high school and owned the experience.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".