As human beings our quest for news about the people we are/were connected to in real life is insatiable. We like to talk about our community, family and friends. But this is not all we do, it is also important that we want to learn, we want to improve our lives, make our families succeed. Not everyone wants to login into Facebook and get information that is controlled by an algorithm. The number 1 thing I do when I look at any social network is my notifications tab.
According to the Carnegie Mellon University "An estimated 700 centuries worth of speech is spoken over cellphones alone each day". In 2017 an added dimension is the popularity of smart speakers. Google sold an estimated 6 million Google Home Minis and Amazon's Echo Dot was a best seller in 2017. In our well connected world thousands of voices are transmitted on video, podcasts, phones, snapchats, voice messages on WhatsApp and more.
The top device that caught my attention from CES 2018 is Phyn Plus. Result of research from the University of Washington, this technology was acquired by Belkin and manufactured in partnership with Uponor. This is a single device using Belkin's Wemo and Linksys platforms and once installed in a home will measure the water pressure 240 times a second. This smart device uses machine learning to analyze the water flow data to determine if any changes are a result of normal usage or is a leak.
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".