The same day the government here in the U.S. decided to take our free and open internet away from us and gift it to a few giant corporations, I was reading a really interesting look at Estonia’s effort to become a “Digital Republic.” Estonia has embraced an entirely different way of thinking about the internet and innovation. There, citizens can vote, challenge parking tickets and transfer medical histories to their doctors all online.
When I think back to the books that shaped me - that shaped my worldview and my love for good writing- Fear and Loathing is right up there along with Slaughterhouse Five and The White Album. But there’s one very key thing that Fear and Loathing had that no other book of that time, or few ever since, had and that’s the genius illustration work of someone like Ralph Steadman. Jesus it’s good. It’s an acid trip on the page...just like Thompson’s prose.
Damn. I’ve been a huge Dilla fan for over a decade and I never understood how he made those luscious sounds until just now when I watched this film. For those of you like me, who don’t know their way around a studio, this is a fantastic look at how J.Dilla used a machine called a MPC3000 to create a totally original style and absolutely change music forever.
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".