Sherri Weiske is ready for her close-up. She and her team at Skyline Graphics Media (asi/328475) in Thomasville,GA, were the latest company to takeover Wearables' Instagram page for a day. (See previous installments of the ongoing series here and here.) Skyline Graphics has been around since 1959, when Weiske's father, Leland Barnes, started a small printing service. Weiske and her brother, Lee Barnes, now run the company their father built.
We recently asked Wearables readers to tell us what tool has been the key to their success. Many of their responses will appear in the March issue, but we received so much quality feedback that we wanted to share some answers online as well. Margaret Swauger, Creative Impressions Embroidery: For me, the most important tools are my business cards and the telephone. With card in hand, a customer can almost always contact me by phone.
More than 4,000 exhibitors show off their big ideas and boldest innovations every year at CES, the consumer tech trade show in Las Vegas. The show floor spans multiple buildings, encompassing more than 2.6 million square feet. That means you’ll get your 10,000 steps in well before you sit down for lunch. Luckily, there’s always something to pique one’s interest – and distract from aching feet. Here are a few more intriguing gadgets from CES 2018. The Somnox is a glowing bean-shaped robot pillow.
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".