The executives were at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave for the inaugural meeting of the American Technology Council, which is being personally led by the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who declared at the start of the day’s meeting, “Together we will unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services in a way that has never happened before.
This is civic tech: “Democracy is the technology we have for living with people with whom we disagree. That technology needs norms.” That’s Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig berating Twitter for allowing its platform to reinforce hatred of others more than empathy, in the wake of his tweeting a statement of sympathy for the victims of Wednesday’s shooting of Republican lawmakers and staff in Virginia. Lessig used the phrase “We are #AllRepublicansToday” in his tweet.
This is civic tech: Tom Simonite of MIT’s Technology Review reports on how U.S. startup Pol.is is not only changing how Taiwan’s legislature develops policy, but is also being used by the Alternativet party in Denmark to give its members a larger role in formulating policy. (Pol.is co-founder Colin Megill and Taiwan Digital Minister Audrey Tang will both be giving keynote talks at Personal Democracy Forum this Friday morning.)
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".