My family grew up going to Florida beaches every year, packing up our family of five, (and one memorable year our basset hound – not a positive experience for anybody), and leaving our inland home in Atlanta for a week of sand and surf. Going to a beach in Alabama? Wouldn’t have entered our minds. But now I’ve added Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, to our list of potential beach destinations.
Packing mistakes – I’m the queen. I read every article I can on packing tips, and while I may learn something from each one, I still manage to make new ones. I give myself points for creativity, but that doesn’t help much when I’m at a remote resort with no underwear. Here are a few of my mistakes. I hope you can learn from them. For example, one may have assumed that attending an event called The International Festival of Love may require just a few love beads and a sarong.
It was time to check in for my flight to Charlotte for a conference. I had dutifully noted the confirmation number on my Google calendar. There was only one problem â€“ I didnâ€™t write down what airline I was on. After a few attempts to check in on my regular airlines and getting â€œrecord not foundâ€? I found the correct airline. But I was frustrated and irritated at myself, again, for not being more organized.
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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)
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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
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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