Recently I, for some obscure reason, began thinking about the first years of television. The first Television I ever saw was an Admiral and about a 12 inch round screen. Dad sold Philco radios and eventually TV’s. I had heard of televisions but had never had the opportunity of seeing one. Mom and dad were at Dwight VanOsdal’s home not far from our house. Dad called me told me to come over. They wanted to show me something new.
Well, we seem to have managed to survive Christmas and New Year’s, so far at least. And because it was the end of a year, many magazines had year-end lists of happenings. One of those magazines “The Smithsonian” did something different. They went back to 1968 and that was indeed a troubled year. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King both were assassinated and there were riots galore. Some of the riots were caused by King’s assassination and no doubt some by Kennedy’s.
Christmas is now over and the hopefully happy days are now a memory. The joy of decorating for the holidays is also one of those things now just a memory. The empty boxes, crushed paper, missing parts are all the reality of now. The trash companies will no doubt be working overtime for a couple of weeks now to clean up the residue from Christmas. If things run as they did in my earlier years, a toy or two has already managed to get broken, or not work in the first place.
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".