At a rally today in Puerto Rico, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promised he would legalize marijuana if he becomes president. Sanders started out his address by speaking Spanish. He explained that because his Spanish isn’t good enough to give an entire speech, he’d be giving the bulk of his talk in English. But he knew enough Spanish to answer one person’s question. After Sanders’s speech, a person in the audience asked the candidate about his stance on marijuana.
Years ago, I interviewed a gay Jewish teenager on being out and proud as a leader of a national youth group. I was working on a project concerning the effect on Jewish programming on the burgeoning faction of queer youth. At the time, I asked him if he felt a sense of empowerment, being an LGBTQ leader. His voice cracked with deflection. My questions were a punch to the throat. He wanted nothing on the record. Soon after that conversation, I abandoned the project.
MasterCard might make identity theft a little bit harder — they're working toward introducing face scanning software that will determine approval of your purchases. The financial services company is planning to launch a test program this fall with a starter group of 500 MasterCard customers this fall. The app is designed with dead accuracy, most pointedly identity verification online, where face-to-face interaction is virtually impossible.
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".