Farida Begum’s face lights up as she talks about the day, four years ago, when she and her husband brought home a cycle rickshaw. To celebrate, they shared sweets with neighbours in their community on the southern outskirts of Lucknow, the capital of India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. “We felt very happy – I finally owned something,” says Begum, 40, sitting on a mat on the cement floor of her family’s two-room apartment. It was a turning point for Begum.
Driven by a thirst for exciting career opportunities and a desire to see the world, I left Vancouver in 2010 and spent most of the next six years living in other parts of Canada or abroad. A yearning for my family, friends and the mountains eventually drew me back. But, when I returned last fall, it soon became clear that, unlike me, many 20- and 30-somethings are looking to leave — if they haven’t already. Housing costs are to blame for driving many out.
Spring is in the air in Vancouver. But even as the warming weather adds a skip to my step, there’s a trend that has me deeply worried. You should be worried too — because local democracy is at risk. The trigger for my concern: Postmedia, one of Canada’s biggest media companies, kicked off the season with layoffs at the Vancouver Sun and the Province. Fifty-four people, including 29 journalists, are slated to leave the papers by the end of the month.
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".