Like talking about music with your friends on Facebook Messenger? Then build a playlist with them while chatting. Spotify rolled out the new feature, called somewhat obviously Group Playlists for Messenger, earlier on Wednesday. The feature is included in the Spotify Chat Extension for Messenger. Once you're in the feature, you can create a group playlist and add songs to it by clicking the blue "+" icon.
Break out your suntan lotion. It's officially summer. You might also want to bundle up. Winter is here. Google celebrated the June solstice, which marks the point in the year when the day is longest in the northern hemisphere and shortest south of the equator. It also marks the start of summer and winter, depending on where you are. (No, the Earth isn't flat.) The summer doodle features some sort of rodent -- we're guessing a mouse, but who knows? -- sitting underground reading a book.
The Microsoft co-founder topped Forbes magazine's annual state-by-state list of American moneybags, ranking as the richest man in his home state of Washington, as well as the country and the world. His total worth: a cool $88.9 billion. Unsurprisingly, Silicon Valley types made more than cameo appearances on the who's who of fat cats. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg won first place in California with a worth of $62.4 billion, $7 billion more than Oracle's Larry Ellison.
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".