For days now mainstream media and social media have been full of stories about the Canadian government’s decision to settle a lawsuit with former child soldier and U.S. prisoner Omar Khadr for reportedly $10.5 million and issue an apology. One of the problems with social media is anyone can claim expertise and if one disagrees with a government, or anyone else for that matter it’s easy to accuse and abuse in 140 characters. It’s much harder to make sense of an incredibly complex issue.
How long will car dealerships survive? How long will big oil dominate this economy and this world? I don’t pretend to know. I do know that as I look around, nearly all vehicles in sight are powered by an internal combustion engine. My wife and I test drove an electric car recently. We liked it a lot, but in the end decided range was too big an issue. But that won’t be the case for long.
Here we are getting ready to celebrate our 150th birthday. That’s old for a person, but young for a country. As we get ready to party we discover our mother, the U.K., and our always supportive uncle, the U.S., have become dysfunctional. First Britain votes to exit the European Union with Brexit, then the U.S. makes Donald J. Trump president. To top that off Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May calls an election she had no reason to call. She had a solid majority and years to go in her mandate.
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".