In today’s 2017 year-end letter, I’m thrilled to report that Inside.com will be ending 2017 with record subscribers, revenue and newsletters. We’re heading into the end of 2017 with 30 newsletters, up from 9 in 2016:We’re heading into the end of with 535,000 subscribers to the those newsletters, up from 118,000 in 2016:We ended 2017 with 42,000 pre-subscribers — people who have signed up for newsletters that we plan on launching when they hit critical mass.
Why WaPo was sold is obvious: running a newspaper sucks. It really, really, really sucks. Let's count the ways:It's just a huge headache with little payoff. Which leads us to wonder, 'Why did Jeff do it?' Also for that matter, why has Warren Buffett been buying dozens of small papers up over the past couple of years, and why did Red Sox owner John Henry just buy the Boston Globe? Here are the six leading theories and what I think of each:1.
A year ago I thought drones were stupid and overhyped. They crashed, they were expensive, and there wasn’t much use for them. This year I got to spend time flying drones with Chris Anderson at 3DR’s HQ in Berkeley. They’re located in the middle of an industrial park reminiscent of the original Terminator set — it’s awesome. [ Click to Tweet (can edit before sending): http://ctt.ec/EmD6l ]After seeing his latest product I’m 100% convinced that drones are nearly ready for prime time.
Protips: 1. Ask your clients to pay for your product in advance, get $100k in preorders! Kickstart it! No dilution!
2. Find someone who made a lot of money investing in the last generation of products in your vertical — they will have pattern recognition! https://t.co/PmatWrtI0C
Protip: write your job descriptions as plain English blog posts. Talk about the mission, the culture & why you’re doing what you’re doing — leave out everything else. Considered people will be drawn in, you’ll be amazed at the results. https://t.co/WNZmeV1E31
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".