For those of you who have watched for some time, you know I am a big fan of technology. I tune in to programs like “This Old House” to see what technology is doing to help me with my projects and repairs around the farm and home. No area has seen more innovation that the lowly art of plumbing. When I began fooling around with water, we were just on the edge of PVC piping.
I have received several questions and comments about Medicaid and nursing homes and am waiting for final legislation to answer them, but I can tackle this one on insurance from Eric Lang. "Hindsight indicates that many would have been better off with a low cost term life policy, no cash value and separate coverage for physical disability and the need for nursing home care in old age, or earlier. Alzheimer and the associated care costs will burn through 160 or 240 acres in a few years.
I am a picky television consumer. I do research, check trends and read reviews. The result is a lot of “Star Trek” reruns, except “Enterprise,” of course, and one Australian outback soap opera—“McLeod’s Daughters,” wherein a ranch full of attractive young women run a station (Aussie for “ranch”) surrounded by hunky neighbors who seldom wear shirts. Everybody seems to be slightly sweaty all the time, and there are lots of sheep.
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".