There's a lot of hype around the three minutes of solar eclipse experience coming on August 21 across the U.S. As a busy entrepreneur or hustling professional, you may be wondering if it's worth it. I was 12 for the last solar eclipse in the Southeast. I remember it like it was last week. If you haven't experienced a near total eclipse, my take is, you're going to love it. You should make room for it no matter how busy you are.
This year, you've seen venture capital firms blow up like Binary Capital. You've seen CEOs step down like Travis Kalanick at Uber. You've watched celebrated startup personalities like 500 Startups co-founder Dave McClure leaving his post. All these recent headlines, and more like them, turned on sexual discrimination or bias against female founders.
So you want to raise money for your company. What's the next step? It might depend on your gender, if you can believe the latest crowdfunding report from Price Waterhouse Coopers. Their finance team analyzed 450,000 seed crowdfunding across several platforms over two years. While men get most of the small business financing elsewhere, when it comes to the open frontier of crowdfunding, women are indisputably platform bosses.
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".