There’s news that cross-country Delta elite folks in Boston,New York, Seattle and a few other cities will love (seems I picked good time to switch my Platinum status to Delta). Guest Michael Parker schools me on all the new places to hang out in my hometown of Minneapolis, MN (and announces once and for all who makes the best “Juicy Lucy”). Anthony digs up black Friday deals that look good on the surface but could use a peek at the fine print.
I’m back from a one-shot platinum challenge to Singapore and back so I get to talk all about it in this week’s Modhop Podcast. I’ll reveal my thoughts on Delta’s new flagship plane, the A350 in painfully great detail. Also, we join the rest of the plane-geek community in scooping our jaws off the floor after looking at Emirates new 777 first class suite. It’s all here and more!
Sleeping isn’t something you want to wait on after 20+ hours of infrequent, barely restful naps even in the most “comfort”-ing of economy seats. That’s why the Ambassador Transit Hotel exits. When you walk in expecting nothing, it’s easier to say “this isn’t so bad”. When you walk in loopy from almost zero sleep for more than 24 hours, a cardboard box and a blanket will do. The latter accurately describes the state I was in after check-in to the Ambassador Transit Hotel at Singapore Changi.
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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".