Having been bitten by the photography bug as a very young boy, it was an early profession of mine and now a very big hobby for me. As I travel I take a camera with me, sometimes even on business trips. I like the way my trusty SLR (single lens reflex) camera captures images. I typically carry a telephoto lens as well as an external flash for the camera. Of course, these all add bulk to what I carry.
As a child, my parents used to tell me what they wanted from me was not something I bought, but something I made. Never understood that, since my skills at making anything were never as good as whatever I could buy. But, of course, the point of gifts from a child are not to see how fancy they can be, but the heart they put into the gifts. As an adult, I also find that the best gifts I receive and give are the ones that have a meaning to the recipient.
Living With Technology / The sound of silenceLast weekend, my family had the pleasure of going to YMCA Camp Jewell in Colebrook, Connecticut for a Family Work/Fun Weekend. During these weekends, families who are friends of Camp Jewell work on various projects around the camp, usually cleaning up or building things. This past weekend, my family spent most of our time splitting wood. There were about 60 people on this project and it was noisy.
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".