As of right now, any app maker catering to an American audience has a remarkable amount of latitude for collecting data. They can track mobile users by location at any time, whether or not the application is running; they can track how often people are using different apps; they can compile and analyze and sell all sorts of datasets -- and they never have to tell their users they're doing so. There is no such thing as mobile data transparency in the United States.
The adage "work smarter, not harder" has always been a wonderfully pithy way to convey the idea that how you work matters as much -- if not more -- as what you produce. In a year where Microsoft's Workplace Analytics unrolled across the software suites of all Office 365 Enterprise customers, the adage made it to how you email and schedule your time.
As part of last week’s pre-Thanksgiving prep, I moved the Ikea Stuva bench in my bedroom to our living room so as to provide our holiday guests with extra seating. This entailed cleaning out the drawer underneath (two canvas bins full of linens) and clearing about three dozen books I’d somehow amassed over the last year off the top.
This move to raise monthly Prime prices by $2/mo seems like a move that appeals to investors but won’t help make inroads w/working-class consumers. Imagine what WMT can do in response for this customer group.
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".