Did you, as a kid, get everything you asked for on your Christmas wish list? Of course not. But that didn’t stop you from listing every desire that had popped up in your brain the preceding 11 months, on the theory that “it never hurts to ask.” Do companies like Amazon expect to get everything on their wish lists for new manufacturing plants or megaheadquarters? Of course not.
When the children of Israel went to Egypt, it was a great blessing. Remember, there had been a great drought and famine in the land. The brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt. Joseph—through God’s providence—had become second in command to Pharaoh of Egypt. He was in charge of all rationing and reserve of grain. For God had given him the interpretation for Pharaoh’s dreams some years earlier. God also gave Joseph the wisdom of how to prepare for the coming famine.
With Labor Day out of the way, the nation’s colleges and universities can get down to their core mission: Raising money. No, wait, that’s not it. It’s the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom and perspective, and free and open academic inquiry (at least on campuses where that sort of thing is still permitted.) Or, less prosaically, it’s about preparing students for careers in occupational fields that are likely to be around for five years and will pay enough to keep graduates out of perpetual debt.
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".