Turns out, we are just scratching the surfaceWe are witnessing the emergence of a new type of conversational interfaces. You may be used to the idea of chatting with a Slack chatbot or talking with an Echo Dot. Your experience may have been good or not, depending on how the experience was designed. We are now going to witness the second generation of this kind of conversational interfaces.
As a European that moved to the Bay Area, I quickly had to catch up with the cultural differences in order to run my chatbot focused startup. The difficult thing about a subtle cultural shift is that is not immediately apparent. If you move to, say, China, nobody will think you are being rude; you will be clearly speaking from a cultural difference standpoint, 100% of the time. But if you move to California, the unwritten rules will be more similar to what you are used to.
The Motion.ai acquisition is kind of a big deal for the whole chatbot space. Hereâ€™sÂ why. HubSpot announced that it has acquired Motion.ai. The details of the acquisition are not known yet; nonetheless, this acquisition is actually a big deal for the whole chatbot space. And the reason is simple: Up until last week, chatbot were thought to be best at customer support and maybe for some one-off outreach campaign.
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".