Older Australians are leaping en masse into the share economy as an easy way to make money, although a Griffith University economist is warning this will soon make it harder for all involved. The flexibility of the so-called peer economy lured Gold Coast business owner Tracy Chapman to become an Uber driver 15 months ago. "It was actually my mother who talked me into it, because she was using it because she doesn't drive," she said.
Michael Atkinson's plane was attacked while flying over Europe. On one mission, he made it back with an engine missing — he was only 18 at the time. The distinguished life and career of the retired flight lieutenant will be honoured when giant Air Force C-17A Globemaster flies over his funeral on the Gold Coast. Lieutenant Atkinson died at his Tallebudgera nursing home on September 23 at the age of 94.
More than a quarter of a million people are expected to flock to Currumbin for the annual Swell Sculpture Festival. Surfers, sun bakers and sightseers are now sharing the sands of Currumbin Beach with sculptures of all shapes and sizes. More than 50 artworks lining the foreshore and adorn the iconic Elephant Rock for the 15th annual festival. Swell attracts entries from across Australia and overseas, with the winners sharing $30,000 in prize money.
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".