Great interview with Aziz Ansari on Quitting the Internet in GQ magazine, where he shares why he deleted almost every app from his phone:Whenever you check for a new post on Instagram or whenever you go on The New York Times to see if thereâ€™s a new thing, itâ€™s not even about the content. Itâ€™s just about seeing a new thing. You get addicted to that feeling. Youâ€™re not going to be able to control yourself.
Jeff Nagle wrote a short post where he describes a possible future where people consuming social media will be looked at the same way as we are all looking at people who smoke right now. He sounds a little cynical though and it seems like Jeff mostly has bad experiences online:I have a mostly positive experience. Jeff continues by describing why social media is bad for you:This is an interesting and highly relevant topic to research.
As some of you know, for the last 10 months I’ve been shooting an almost daily vlog. Some a little better than others, but I have to admit, especially the first couple of videos are actually quite bad. I’ve been learning a lot around shooting video, editing and talking to a camera, which has been great (and necessary too). One of the recurring themes in the vlog was focus. However, if there is one thing my YouTube channel actually lacked, it was just that.
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".