Compromise. It's one of those words with several definitions. It can mean to settle a dispute by mutual concession, as in: I couldn't decide whether to get the strappy black patent leather sandals or the black suede booties, so I decided to compromise and bought both. It can also mean to accept standards lower than is desirable, as in: I'm willing to compromise on comfort, if it means the shoes make my ankles look less chunky.
I've seen a lot of articles about people being so attached to their electronic devices they can't stop checking their phones for the latest text, email or social media update. Some are so addicted to their phones and social media they're unable to unplug even when they go on vacation. I felt sorry for those people. Then I went on vacation. The first inkling there would be trouble came when we arrived in Vancouver and I was unable to get a signal while waiting for our luggage in baggage claim.
My mother is a practitioner of the lost art of letter writing. She sends lovely thank-you notes as well as cards for every occasion, all with handwritten sentiments in the perfect penmanship she learned in grade school. Sometimes, though, she just sends a short note along with an envelope filled with what she calls, "things you might find interesting."
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".