What is happening to America? Story after story after story emerge of high-profile people/ institutions betraying the public respect. The recent federal investigation into our collegiate sports revealing bribery, fraud and general misconduct is an example. There are other investigations into sexual misconduct and abuse of players by their coaches. It is a severe blow to the trust and confidence we place in people holding leadership positions in the sports we love to watch and play.
On July 31, our dog, Bandit, succumbed to cancer. For two months before his death, we provided him the best medical care we could, any food we thought he would eat, and the most love we could shower upon him. We moved our daily household operations to the "Man Cave" because he could no longer climb the stairs to our living area. We were at his beck and call 24/7. True, he was only a dog, but he was our devoted friend, constant companion and avid protector.
On Aug. 21, I witnessed a phenomenal event and, if you don’t know what I am referring to, you must have been hiding in a cave! Yes, it was the Great American Eclipse, so named because the path of totality was only visible in the United States. This 70-mile-wide path swept across 12 states starting in Oregon on the West Coast and ending in South Carolina on the East Coast in just a few hours.
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".