What do you do when you need to unwind? Or just keep your hands busy? People are often dismissive of knitting, lawyer Jeena Cho—a new ABA Journal contributor—wrote recently at Above the Law. But knitting can provide positive benefits: It helps alleviate stress and is linked to better memory and brain functioning, Cho writes. So this week, we’d like to ask you: Do you knit or create other needlework? Maybe your handiwork involves painting or woodworking?
Do you use a password manager? Two-factor authenication? The ABA Journal is presenting a yearlong series of cybersecurity stories on the web and our print magazine, and this week legal affairs reporter Jason Tashea has a roundup of five cybersecurity precautions you should already be taking. This week, we’d like to ask you: What cybersecurity precautions do you take? What about at your workplace? Have you or any of your colleagues suffered from being unprepared for a breach?
The holidays are over, and most of us are back at the office. We’ve asked you in the past about your “work uniform” and your primary work computer. And after seeing this question on Corporette, we’d like to ask you the same one: What are your favorite office supplies? Are you a heavy user of Post-Its, highlighters, or binder clips? Do you have loyalty to particular brands of pens, notebooks, or even software for use in your workplace?
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".