When I was a kid, I watched Woody Woodpecker cartoons. It's amazing that all these years later, I can vividly recall one specific episode, one which seems appropriate given the current state of the NFL as it relates to currently unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick. "If Woody had gone right to the police, this would never have happened." See, the NFL had an opportunity to do the right thing from the jump.
The legendary Hip Hop duo EPMD disbanded after the release of their fourth album, 1992's Business Never Personal. Eventually, they'd get back together in 1997, but for all intents and purposes, the project served as an exclamation point on the impact they had in the music industry. The group formed in 1986 and was originally known as EEPMD, which stood for Erick Sermon's nickname, Eazy Erick aka the E-Double, and Parrish Smith's alias, The Microphone Doctor.
In the late '80s, I remember one of my Brooklyn neighbors, a dude who was fond of firearms and always kept a stash of pistols at the ready "just in case", talking about what was popping on the NYC drug scene. It was a beautiful summer day as we sat on the stoop of his mother's house on St. James Place, a block that would later become famous due to another neighbor named Fat Chris who would later emerge to the world as the Hip Hop icon Biggie Smalls, aka the Notorious BIG.
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".