A year ago if you’d have told me I would be at the ONS, living in Cardiff, I’d have laughed in your face. Like, a lot. But here I am and I just realised it’s been six months and so, what better time to blog about it? It has been a weird and terrifying six months. In some ways, the job is not what I expected. I am a Senior Data Journalist. Writing/journalism is about, maybe 10–20% of what I actually do. Perhaps less.
I found this National Geographic picture story on the world of manta rays weirdly relaxing; you might too. Like Fair Warning? Get in your inbox every Sunday! Sign up here! How does income vary along London bus routes? I love how ridiculously detailed this is, and while I’ve seen many similar maps for tube stations, the idea of using bus stops is really interesting. My old bus route (N29) is not as bad as I thought it would be!
OK Google, tell me how long Theresa May has been PM (from Twitter):The base interest rate rose to 0.5% this week, the first rise in a decade. Thrilling stuff — but do you know how other things like inflation, unemployment and consumer credit has changed in that time? Test yourself! YouGov asked what people think constitutes sexual harassment. Interesting in what unites and divides people. Wolf whistling is not considered harassment for older generations, while younger people think it is.
When I plug it in to charge it comes up with the grey battery and lightning symbol, then changes to 0% in the grey battery symbol thing. There's a green light flashing at bottom. Then that stops, and a red light on top left of phone.
It's not the cable! https://t.co/nfVwMBgRbO
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".