Going home is a fun time until the good old law of diminishing marginal utility kicks in. Don’t get us wrong — the excitement of being home is pretty much the only thing in this entire world that gets us through dead week and finals. The quality time we spend with our family is the greatest holiday gift we could ever receive. It’s just that a month is an awfully long time to be with our family and without anything to do.
The Fourth of July is cool, St. Patrick’s Day is cute and Thanksgiving is fun. While these other holidays are all fine and dandy, they don’t even come close to The Holidays. As the fall semester draws to a close, we’re rapidly approaching the most magical time of the year. The limit of our excitement doesn’t exist. It’s the little things that make us the most giddy — the twinkly lights on Fourth Street and the increased availability of eggnog make this month that much more special.
Everyone loves their roommate. Not just because they let us use their car to grocery shop or because they share their Flamin’ Hot Cheetos with us, although those things certainly contribute to our appreciation. We love them because they’ve been there for us at our worst and celebrated with us during our best. They’ve become our family away from our family in our home away from home as we go through the wild ride of our time here at Berkeley.
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".