As a follow up to last month's "Wounded City" series on gun violence in Memphis, The Commercial Appeal is holding an Aug. 8 town hall forum. It is designed to discuss challenges and surface efforts that are working to address the violence. The crime-and-solutions forum lasts from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 8 at First Baptist Church-Broad, 2849 Broad Street. The session will feature a panel discussion followed by breakout sessions.
Source: Beyond the Blockchain, UK Gov Report 2015 More Than BlockchainMuch has been made about blockchain, the underlying technology that powers the digital currency, bitcoin. The blockchain is the all singing and dancing technology that will bring the so much needed change to the world we hear about, from FinTech to InsurTech and Smart Contracts to Mutual Distributed Ledgers (MDL), it seems this technology can innovate on many levels.
Shortly after arriving in Memphis as The CA's managing editor in the fall of 2013, I took my family to visit a friend's mother in Memphis' Westwood neighborhood. Over two hours, we talked about the history of Memphis, her background and her neighborhood, where she was a block captain. Before leaving, she invited me to come to a neighborhood meeting and said I was welcome to stop by anytime, even for dinner or to have a sweet tea. That visit illustrated why I fell so hard for Memphis so quickly.
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".