As David and Alexis Rose on Schitt's Creek would say, "It's my turn for a selfish." I do not want backyard chickens in London. I thought it was the wrong direction when the last council debated it and my opinion has not changed. I don't care if it's in The London Plan or a part of our Urban Agricultural Strategy; we can do incredible things in food sustainability without those little cluckers.
This week, while stupidly reading the comments on some news outlet’s Facebook posts, I noticed a London woman who identified herself as a 'citizen journalist.’ It's not a new development; we've had citizen journalists for as long as we've had journalism. However, they were the underground — the investigative guerillas that had nothing to lose by doing their own haphazard fact-finding and info sharing. No rules, no laws and no consequences. Repercussions were few, if any, if they were incorrect.
In case you hadn't noticed, we've become quite a self-sufficient society when it comes to consumerism. It wasn't necessarily at our request. We've become this way at the hand of retailers and service providers trying to trim their bottom line and keep shareholders happy. They say time is money, but how much are you really saving? This week, Walmart Canada starting rolling out scanners in select stores. You scan the items you want to buy before you put them in your shopping cart.
A lady knows when to leave a party. This grande dame is no exception. After nearly 150 years, she's off to "get a little work done" to soon be back in glorious style. The Blackfriar's Bridge in #ldnont. Goodbye for now. #positivelyldnonthttps://t.co/ASe079F0Dv
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".