Despite a slight easing of tension in the Korean Peninsula, the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea remains the world’s most volatile border. As often happens in global politics, technology was at the forefront of the recent groundbreaking events in the Korean Peninsula. Several days before I sat down to write this feature, a sudden glimmer of hope appeared in the seemingly endless North-South Korea standoff.
Our columnist recalls his recent railway journeys: by a sleeper from Krakow to Budapest and by an uncharacteristically slow Korean train to Seoul. My cardiologist has advised me to do less long-haul flying. As a result, my last couple of months have been marked by a couple of spectacular train rides – in Europe and in East Asia. he first one, an overnight journey from Krakow to Budapest on board the legendary Chopin sleeper train, had a touch of sadness and nostalgia.
Not only do our cars have souls, they can behave like humans in lots of other ways, too. Last week, my attention was drawn to a seemingly insignificant piece of news from the Intelligent Transport online newsletter, to which I subscribe. It was about an autonomous shuttle bus service to connect Melbourne’s La Trobe University’s Bandoora campus with the city centre, about 20km away.
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".