Ancient medieval street in Shrewsbury, England. Andrew Penner I’m standing on the fifth tee at the over-the-top quirky Church Stretton Golf Club in Shropshire, England and I’m dumbfounded by one of the strangest shots I’ve ever been faced with. In order to reach the green on the 195-yard hole my ball must soar over two other greens that are directly in the line of fire.
Just north of Swift Current, after passing through a never-ending sea of blazing canola, I make a sweeping left turn and the highway suddenly plunges into an arid moonscape of barren hills and dramatically-eroded landforms. Thanks to late-day light and towering thunderheads looming overhead (somebody nailed it on the head when they dubbed Saskatchewan “The Land of Living Skies”) the scene, anchored by the shimmering surface of Lake Diefenbaker, is surreal.
The author looking at the Livingstone Ridge while hiking an unnamed ridge in the Bob Creek Wildland. Andrew Penner / Calgary Herald Shortly before noon — after trudging through the pines for four hours — I crested a hill and broke free of the forest. I set my 20-kilogram pack on a rock, chugged some water, and soaked in the splendour.
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".