Have you noticed Googleâ€™s latest feature: answering search queries with a single result shown above all others? While some questions do have definitive answers, most donâ€™t. Life isnâ€™t usually that black and white. That hasnâ€™t stopped the search giant from acting as the definitive authority on, well, pretty much everything. Where does a Silicon Valley company get off, anointing itself the sole arbiter of truth like a modern-day King Solomon?
“Why the Best Leaders Want Their Superstar Employees to Leave.” When I first saw this WSJ op-ed, I thought corporate America had finally flipped its collective lid. Actually, it’s more of a sensational headline to get people to click. And it worked; it was among the Journal’s most popular posts that week. Turns out, nobody actually wants their top performers to quit. But when you hire the best of the best, you know that many are on a fast-track to the top.
You’ve got to marvel at how tech giants have come to dominate the S&P. You have to dig way down to number seven by market cap before you hit a non-tech company. In case you’re wondering, that would be Berkshire Hathaway, with Johnson & Johnson, Exxon Mobil and JPMorgan rounding out the top 10. The reasons for that ever-growing gap are not as straightforward as you’d think.
It's true: the institute of higher learning where I got two degrees in the 70s built a "bridge to nowhere" that was supposed to connect the student union to the library but the engineers miscalculated and just left it there, unfinished, for a decade. https://t.co/nO23VR5vWP
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".