As useless as 0-60 mph acceleration times are in real life (50-80 mph, for instance, is a much more relevant interval because it shows how quickly you can overtake), we somehow continue to evaluate all sporty cars based on this benchmark. And that's because it's a very important factor in quarter-mile drag races.Ah, yes, drag races - another bit of futile fun we so willingly indulge in. But there's a reason for that: unlike circuit racing, drag racing doesn't require so many things.
You wouldn't really care, would you? You would take a peek at your bank account, realize there's enough to give a good life to at least four generations to come without anyone having to work, and you would think about how to make the most of the time you have left.But these people didn't get where they are now without being greedy, so that's not an option. Fossil fuel has become the number one enemy of our planet's future, and they are the companies providing the ammunition.
As it so often happens to people who win the big pot on the lottery, Uber seems to have failed to manage its success, and so this year it's been through a series of scandals that have ended up with the CEO, Travis Kalanick stepping down.It didn't take Uber that long to find a replacement, and on August 30, Dara Khosrowshahi took up the job.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".