Millennial and older generations can probably remember a time when the mention of eCommerce, would have drawn blank stares from all corners of the room. However, today there is hardly a self respecting Internet user who hasn’t come across a particularly good deal on the Internet, and hastened to make purchase. Interestingly enough, a new paradigm shift is taking place even as we speak, and eCommerce is rapidly giving way to a completely new phenomenon – mCommerce.
The retail landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. With a shift from brick-and-mortar storefronts to online shops, the customers are sending a clear message to retailers – adapt to the landscape of today or risk the business failing all together. In the first half of 2016 alone the UK reported 15 shops a day closing. Not only that, but the amount of new shops opening hit a five-year low.
Are you the type of person who is always looking for new technology that can improve the way you work? Have you come to find that there is always another new device or service that can make your life easier at your place of employment? While there is no denying the many benefits of using technology in a professional environment, there’s something else you need to remember: technology can enhance your personal life as well. Did you know that a record number of Americans are using smartphones?
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".