Super Mario and his friends have been with most of us since childhood. I know I always fought with my sister over who’d be Mario and who’d be Luigi. Based on my age and general baby sister-ness, I was always Luigi. For those who are unaware, March 10th is National Mario Day. Why is March 10th dedicated to everyone’s favorite video game character? Ummmm, why not. Like any other holiday, let’s celebrate by finding another reason to get shitfaced with our friends while playing Beerio Kart.
Recently, we celebrated International Women's Day and March is women’s history month, or should I say HERstory month. For the holiday, Microsoft released a commercial where they asked little girls how many inventors they can name, a question to which each little girl had an answer. Then they were asked to name how many female inventors they could name, and no little girl could answer. See the video below.
The Lion King was the beautiful story about a lion cub who just couldn’t wait to be king, after the untimely death of his father. Honestly, you’re heartless if you didn’t cry during that fateful scene. The musical score on The Lion King was an amazing one, so good that it won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy. The Circle of Life is the intro song of the film and it’s one whose first words are in Zulu— a Bantu language of South Africa.
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".