Friends of Rantoul Public Library will host a fundraiser Monday, Oct. 9, at a local pizza restaurant. To participate, pick up a flyer at the library. If you bring in the flier and present it at the time you order your food, the restaurant will donate 20 percent of your bill to the Friends group. It is an easy way to help the library while eating some yummy food. The Friends of the Library are also having a Bag of Books for a Buck sale.
Many children begin using smartphones at an early age and can quickly be exposed to inappropriate content without parental involvement. Social media experts say parents shouldn't wait around. They recommend getting involved now and setting up parameters. News 4 talked with Joshua Boyd, CEO of Computer Pros, who showed us three of the more popular parental control apps out right now. An app called Screen Time lets you monitor your child's every move, block apps and more.
Social media often allows people to post anonymous, demeaning and hurtful messages, but now, there are some high-tech solutions that can help fight bullying. Joshua Boyd, founder of Computer Pros, said two of the more popular apps out right now are Speak Up and ReThink. Speak Up allows students to attach a photo of the incident or a screenshot of the text or post without revealing the source. "A lot of kids, they just don't want to report it because they worry about retaliation.
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".