So as it turns out, I am a dummy. A little while ago, I was idly rambling on Twitter about how refreshing I found Instagram’s direct messages. I have been using them a lot more recently, and they seemed so different, I mused, because I actually had to open the app to see if I had any new missives. At least, I thought I did. In truth, what had happened was that I had turned off notifications for messages… and then forgotten the option to do so even existed. I thought this lack was a design choice.
Yesterday, Apple unveiled its newest phones, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and also the iPhone X. In true Apple form, the event was all pomp: It happened in the brand new Steve Jobs theater at the company's new headquarters, replete with a touching tribute to the man for whom it was named. The talk of blending liberal arts and technology was a testament to Apple's belief it makes things that are less gadgets than creative or even life-saving tools.
It is a remarkably strange thing to pick up an old smartphone, feel the weight of its familiar black, plastic body in its your hand, and be struck by a pang of nostalgia and loss. But each time I pick up my old Windows Phone and paw at its screen, loss is there nonetheless. My friends ridiculed me for this affection — as well they should have. Windows Phone, or Windows Mobile as it’s now known, was Microsoft’s attempt to take on the smartphones of Apple, Google, Samsung and more.
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".