When December struck, I commenced my first tradition of the holiday season — downloading the Etsy app onto my phone. Before I requested vacation days or even thought about getting a tree, I entered holiday shopping mode and needed a way to search for gifts conveniently at my fingertips. Who has time for a web browser when Christmas is 24 days away? The Etsy app’s presence on my homescreen won’t last long, though.
If there's ever been a year to give a new device or gadget for the holidays, it's 2017. And this list proves it. It’s not just your most gadget-obsessed friends who will be drooling over these gifts. In fact, we guarantee that even your flip phone-using cousin will want at least a handful of them. With offerings across a wide range of categories and prices, this guide will make shopping a breeze, whether you want to buy a new TV or need good buds to add to a stocking.
Uber has been forced into an embarrassing apology after sending its Bangalore customers a sexist email. To mark 'Wife Appreciation Day' in India on Sunday, the $60 billion firm encouraged husbands to 'order on uberEats and let your wife take a day off from the kitchen.' The company has since removed the post - which offered 100 Rs (around or $1.56) off an order - and has apologized on social media, with its new brand boss tweeting 'oh hell no' in response to the offer.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".