For those of you who are new to The Joy List, welcome! I send you a big, warm Internet hug. The Joy List is a weekly compilation of fun, community-centered events in NYC. If you want this goodness in your inbox, subscribe here. If you want your event featured, email thatJillian@gmail.com. Now, onto the things:Dancing used to be my biggest fear. No joke. Get me onto a dance floor, and my body would freeze. Pretty much, my brain was saying, “Run, you beautiful idiot!
Every so often, we like to feature a particularly awesome project from the IFF community. Umbrella, an app that helps users learn about and deal with digital and physical security risks, is exactly that. We talked to Rory Byrne, an IFF alum and one of the project’s co-founders, about the inspiration behind Umbrella and his goals for the app:What does Umbrella do?
Why Switzerland is the Happiest Country in the World The traditionally neutral country boasts a civically minded and physically active populace — though its happiness comes at a cost. From the outside looking in, Switzerland can seem like a perfect country. After all, it’s the land of fondue, delicious chocolate, and getting tipsy on mountaintops. What’s not to like? Even the research community supports Switzerland’s idyllic image.
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".