Must be nice to be a billionaire. Just a day after he somewhat apologized for somewhat undermining democracy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared Friday he would be fueling his own philanthropic organization with about $12.8 billion over the next 18 months. This announcement comes as part of Facebook withdrawing a plan to reclassify the company's stock just days before Zuckerberg was scheduled to testify on the matter in Delaware Chancery Court.
Silicon Valley venture capitalists are often associated with three commas, cars with butterfly doors, and hot tubs by Lake Tahoe. But none of that comes to mind when people think about Ryan Hoover. His name is frequently followed by "so nice" and "humble." He's a guy who sends tweets like this:On Thursday, Hoover announced the Weekend Fund, a $3 million venture capital fund he will manage on his nights and weekends, as the name suggests.
As much as Facebook ostensibly wants to be your friend, it mostly just wants to be a growing, massive data cache of your life, filled with loads of information about you—some true, some false. The latest comic evidence: some Facebook users were greeted with a "Happy New Year" message on the top of their News Feeds Wednesday and Thursday in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish holiday celebrating the New Year.
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".