When I saw the most beautiful nature view I’ve ever beheld in my life, I kind of wanted to die. I had just hiked up a mountain for five hours in the sunshine with a full backpack on my shoulders; I had climbed the last 90-minute stretch of it with my hands and feet.
Timbaland and longtime collaborator Missy Elliott will both release new albums come June, Timbaland tells MTV. The new collections mark a long-awaited return for both artists—it's been seven years since Elliott's The Cookbook and three since Timbaland's Shock Value II. In classic Timbo-Misdemeanor style, they’re purposefully keeping the releases in sync: “I just don’t want to move too ahead of her, and she [doesn’t] want to move too ahead of me,” Timbaland says.
In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the late writer and philosopher Robert Pirsig offered this useful rule of thumb for evaluating machines: "The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right." I think about Robert Pirsig every time I use my Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor vacuum cleaner. Was Pirsig talking about vacuums when he had this particular insight? Hell no.
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".