Sometimes it takes a catastrophe to bring us to our senses. A tragedy brings us back to realizing the safety and well being of our family, friends and fellow Americans is what really matters. Caring for each other is the root of all goodness. Harvey and Irma proved hurricanes are devastating. But the rest of the country proved we believe in helping our neighbors, even if they are several states away. Millions of dollars have been donated.
The young woman never looked me in the eye or in my direction for that matter. She didn’t say a word. She dropped my purchase in a sack and shoved it out of her way. I picked it up, said, “thank you” and walked out the door wondering how she keeps her job. It’s not just people my age wondering where courtesy has gone. We’ve missed the bygone concept of customer service for a long time, but when did kindness and being courteous become a thing of the past?
“Boy, he’s a charmer.” “Isn’t she charming?” We’ve all heard comments describing someone’s charming personality, but what is charm anyway? The Wall Street Journal Magazine has a feature where luminaries weigh in a topic. One month the topic was charm. One of the people giving their opinion was Wendy Whalen, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.
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".