The Winter Olympics are fast approaching, which means another chance to spend a couple weeks closely following sports we almost never watch and becoming wrapped up in rivalries, struggles, and the stories of athletes whose names we’ve just learned. In The Believer , Sarah Marshall revisits a particularly juicy Olympic drama of yore—the story of the figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.
Recently, the Twitter user @limesandsmiles wrote a tweet to @ KimKardashian saying “FUNFACT U have the same amount of twitterfollowers as people in Holland! U have ur own little country.” Kardashian reposted the tweet and added her own commentary: “WOW.”In fact, the population of the Netherlands is 16,730,632, while Kardashian’s follower count, at least right at this instant, is a mere 15,437,516.
Last weekend, as Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Florida, the photographer Bryan Anselm, who has documented the aftermath of several large storms , was on one of the last flights into Tampa. The hurricane had previously been forecast to hit Miami, and thousands had fled that city. Now it had changed course and looked to be headed for Tampa, and the Miamians who had evacuated there were trying frantically to head home.
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".