It occurred to me recently that it was in 1997 that the first DOCSIS-based cable modems first entered the market in a meaningful way. Five years ago, in 2012, we celebrated the 15-year birthday of DOCSIS (with cake, even! ); this year, at age 20, I’m gratified and excited to share what I think is one of the biggest developments since the original DOCSIS 1.0 specification — if not the biggest.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill into law that makes driving while texting a primary traffic violation. The new law gives police the right to pull you over if you’re driving and texting. Under the old law a driver would have to commit another violation for an officer to cite the driver for driving and texting. Lawmakers hope this new law will make Iowa roads safer. Earlier this year in Sydney, Iowa a teen driver crossed the center line and crashed his truck into a school bus.
There’s a quiet renaissance going on in photography right now. Only a few years ago the experts were ready to pronounce traditional film photography dead. Not so fast. Right now there is a group of photographers embracing old school film based photography. Larry Ferguson has been a mainstay in the Omaha photography scene for 40 years. He does use digital, almost every photographer does, but he also never gave up on film.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, 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
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".