Lauren Razavi is a freelance features writer and foreign reporter for titles such as The Guardian, New Statesman and VICE. She's interested in politics, global development, technology, arts/culture, travel and food.
A growing number of young professionals are exchanging cubicles for “exotic” locales. But the cheap living comes with uncomfortable questions about privilege. On a hot Monday morning last September, I arrived at the Delhi co-working space I’d started frequenting two months prior. I sat at the table that’s become mine — the staff, now friends, try to keep it free until I arrive — and pulled out my journalist work tools: a laptop, an iPhone, and a notebook.
Timing is everything – an old adage that can seem redundant in an era when businesses can scale and fail at such a fast and furious rate. Yet, it remains true, no more so than when entrepreneurs are considering bringing their companies west to make it in America. Successful international expansions and failed forays to the US are often separated by the timing of their execution.
Opposition and doubt always accompany any great change. The rise of computer technology over the last 30 years is no different than the invention of the car or the light bulb in this respect. The innovations that Silicon Valley has produced have shaken just about everything we thought we knew, and made us question the pace of change we expect in our lives.
Wow, what an AWFUL company @vouchercodesuk are! Spent £400 with @Expedia via them & received email confirmation they’d tracked my order, along with the promise of a £50 @amazon gift voucher for using their service. Now suddenly my order is ineligible. What an absolute con! #avoid
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".