In late april 2016, a new venture capital firm began accepting investments. Its profile was unusual: it had no employees, no managers, no office. It existed only on the internet and was composed entirely of computer code. The venture raised more than $150 million in less than a month. This was The DAO, the world’s first decentralized autonomous organization.
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Sept 27, 2016. / The Canadian Press / Sean KilpatrickLet us begin with the stakes: About three-quarters of Canada’s exports go to the United States, four hundred thousand people cross the border every day, and somewhere in the vicinity of 2.5 million Canadian jobs depend, in one way or another, on trade with the United States.
America’s newfound fascination with us has less to do with Trump or Trudeau than the fact that data and policy decisions still matter here“A Canadian is an American who rejected the revolution,” Northrop Frye famously declared. Naturally, we have been obsessed ever since—America, for us, represents not only all that we are not but also all that we could be. It’s still the land of opportunity. It always has been the place where the big ideas come from.
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".