Before I had a phone and before I’d ever sent a text message, I used AOL Instant Messenger. It was an experience of a very specific generation—kids who invested hours of adolescent life in things like screen names, emoticons, away messages, online flirting, profiles and acronyms. It’s the generation of TTYL, AFK, G2G and ROFL. They pioneered chat shorthand, in the same way that the baby boomer generation before them pioneered phone etiquette.
In the past month, we’ve seen the hottest new smartphones coming out from Google and Apple. Apple has the iPhone X, which is its all-display, bezel-less smartphone. It’s got new technology like FaceID and takes some big chances with removing the Home button and integrating wireless charging. On the Google front, we’ve got the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, two fantastic new smartphones that look a bit different from each other.
This morning, Microsoft took the lid off its newest laptop hybrid, the Surface Book 2. Though Microsoft now has a full lineup of Surface products, including the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop, the Surface Book has been a fan favorite since its launch back in November of 2015. In 2016, Microsoft showed that it wanted to double down on the power of the Surface Book by releasing a (sloppily-named) update to i7 processors called the Surface Book With Performance Base.
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".