Tweet plagiarism, the copying and pasting or intellectual theft of a joke or interesting take, is commonplace.ÂSocial media has been around for over a decade and it's no longer thereÂ for just leisure users. It's a place of big business and impressive profits.ÂSo when an original, funny tweet goes viral...People often hop on the bandwagon to copy it. In a social media world where content is king and plagiarism is profitable, the meme economy has become easily corrupted.
Activate's social media baptism was one of fire. The grassroots campaign for young Conservatives launched on Twitter early, towards the end of August, and were immediately mired in controversy. The account began tweeting memes. Memes so poorly made, people were confused as to whether it was a parody. The account then appeared to be at war with itself. Activate's Facebook page asserted their Twitter account had been hacked.
I'm a creative in the advertising industry, so I'm always looking for fun or funny side projects to work on. I had always seen the President's contradicting tweets on Twitter and wanted a way to visualize it. I came up with the the idea and made a quick photoshop mockup that I was just going to share with friends on twitter. But right before I sent the tweet I realized it would be so much better to just make the actual product. So which is his favourite? My favourite is the Electoral College Edition.
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".