Vision Expo West rolled into Last Vegas last week, giving vision-industry professionals a chance to check out more than 5,000 fashion and luxury brands. The show floor also offered plenty of opportunities for learning and networking, as well as getting familiar with the latest technology. Check out a few scenes from the show:Our editor-in-chief, Dee Carroll, met with lots of industry movers and shakers. It was fun seeing the latest trends, like this ... It was great to see people we know.
Sometimes you have to shake things up a little to get through a long workday. For one jeweler, that meant sending messages to other jewelers. Jewelers he may never meet or know anything about. "Out of boredom today I started writing messages inside watch case backs for the next person to see," he wrote on the popular closed Facebook group Jewelers Helping Jewelers. "Kinda hoping this catches on." He posted this picture of a watch back with the message, "Thanks. It was dark in there."
Matthew Phillips has tried various store hours over the years in an effort to keep the business running smoothly while still allowing work-life balance for employees. Phillips, who owns The Jewelry Emporium in Cookeville, TN, finally settled on a schedule that involves being open half the day on Saturday and not at all on Sunday. Unfortunately, not everyone likes that schedule. A customer recently left the store a three-star review on Google with some stinging criticism: "Their hours are terrible.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".