I love nearly everything about newspapers. I love the news and photos and local coverage. I love the mix of international, national, state and local news – as well as feature and sports articles. That’s not all. I love the fact that subscribers get a free rubber band every day. I love that there is a sports scoreboard page, showing the standings as of midnight the night before. I love that I can find out why there were sirens in my neighborhood.
The truth is out there. And by out there, I mean 40 light-years away, on one of the seven Earth-like planets that astronomers discovered orbiting a star. By Earth-like, I mean of course that they are Earth-sized, temperate, capable of having water on their surface and have maps of them made by Rand McNally (a joke you understand if you are 50 or older).
You know emojis: The little figures that find their way into emails, text messages, instant messages and social media posts. They’re the smiley face or the devil horns or the stack of money or the dancing guy (which technically is an emoji GIF, but that’s for another time). I don’t dislike them because of what they do. I dislike them because of what they replace: Real communication. Words, either spoken or written. EmojisÂ cheapen the value of words because they use an image.
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".