Versatile, creative and tenacious reporter with a strong interest in public service. Strives to find the human face in a story but uninhibited by numbers, public records and complex topics. Topics covered include government, education and technology. Curiosity and skepticism still intact.
Sharing our thoughts and photos on social media sites has become a daily part of our lives, but what happens to your Facebook account when you die? The tech firm said it tries to prioritise the privacy and wishes of the deceased, but doing so isn't always easy.
U.S. teens are apparently giving Facebook a big thumbs down, opting instead for other social networks such as Instagram and Snapchat. eMarketer estimates that U.S. monthly Facebook users between the ages of 12 to 17 will drop to 14.5 million in 2017, a decrease of 3.4 percent compared to last year.
U.S. lawmakers not only rack up a following in real life, but on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. So which Congress members are the most popular on Facebook, the world’s largest social network? Chances are it’s the most liberal or conservative members, according to an analysis released Monday by the Pew Research Center. The center examined the number of followers on the official Facebook pages of U.S. Congress members.
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".