Shopping on Amazon is like playing the stock market. Prices fluctuate daily; one minute that coffee maker costs $60 and the next minute or day it goes up or down by $20. How do you hit the "Buy Now" button at exactly the right time? If you've been going on luck alone there's good news: a website gives hints on when a product usually goes on sale. www.camelcamelcamel.com is an easy to remember (but kind of frustrating to type) website that tracks the millions of products on Amazon.
Do you remember when you were a kid you used to take those Sunday newspaper sales circulars and dog-ear or circle everything you wanted for Christmas? Unless you're under the age of 20 or so that's likely what you did to make your wish list. You may not get the paper delivered to your home anymore which means if you want to see those sales circulars, you'll need to go online or with an app.
Check on your teens right now. Are they on their phones? A study suggests too much screen time is turning them into the most boring group of teenagers we’ve ever seen. It all began when the iPhone came out. “We see students who are just more comfortable in the world of their device, and again, that’s all. That’s what they know.” says teen counselor Randy Campbell. They’re the iGeneration —always looking at a screen, always connected, but rarely in person.
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".