For most people, this phrase conjures up images of kindness and self-sacrifice. A young boy scout helping an old woman to cross the street. A Peace Corp volunteer teaching a Nepalese man to build a smokeless stove. An aid worker in Haiti rescuing a young child from the rubble. Mother Theresa surrounded by young children in Calcutta. The Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, CARE and other non-profit organizations may even come to mind.
MAGNOLIA, TEXAS — In February, Dave Jensen, a 46-year-old firefighter from Phoenix, got an antibiotic prescription from his usual pharmacy through his Cigna health insurance. When he got home and told his wife he'd paid $71 for a 15-day supply of Doxycycline, she thought the price sounded high. Later the couple realized Dave had been charged double what he would have paid if he hadn't used his insurance. "I realized I'd been taken advantage of," Jensen said.
I played around with the app and couldn't help but have some ego-stroking fun: "Anne, what an honor to meet you. I love your work." No matter what you think of Obama's performance lately, you can't help but enjoy the president's thoughtful baritone speaking directly to you and saying exactly what you want to hear. With so many pundits and politicians weighing in on what Obama should be saying about how to get our country back on track, this should be a popular application.
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".