Many people write to their favorite celebrities — and more often than not, they hear nothing back. But that wasn’t the case for Kristen Jerkins, who was shocked when she heard from Tom Hanks after sending him an invitation to her wedding. The 28-year-old Nashville resident reached out to the movie star a few weeks ago to see if he’d be interested in seeing her and fiancé Joe Dobrin tie the knot on May 5 in her home state of Alabama. “We’re really big Tom Hanks fans.
Maybe the real breakfast of champions is barely any breakfast at all. Chloe Kim not only captured the world’s attention Monday when she won the gold medal in the snowboard halfpipe — but also when she shared mid-competition that she was coming down with a bad case of the "hangrys" because she didn’t finish her breakfast sandwich. “Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry,” the 17-year-old American tweeted.
A pre-K teacher in Texas is proving that imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery. Leigha Bishop surprised her student, August Burroughs, late last month when she came in rocking the same hairdo as the 4-year-old. But the move, Bishop explained, wasn’t simply about a cool hairstyle — it was about instilling confidence in the young girl.
@kjerk Hi Kristen! My name is Aliyah and I'm a journalist with the TODAY show. Would love to chat more about the Tom Hanks invite. Can we connect? I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org -- many thanks for the consideration!
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".