OK, let’s go crazy. Not, They Accidentally Sent Out An Emergency Warning To Hawaii About An Incoming Ballistic Missile crazy, which is bad, bad times. We used to get false warnings of an impending global apocalypse — like the one in 1980, or the Stanislav Petrov incident in 1983, or the time Richard Nixon got drunk and wanted to bomb North Korea. — but nobody had mobile phones back then, and the emergency broadcast system was a simpler thing. Oh, Nixon. You crazy, smart, drunken racist scoundrel.
Good news, everyone! Perhaps you, like me, have worried recently about the prospect of nuclear war. The escalation of rhetoric between two unpredictable and unstable men, one of whom seems to be arguing about penis size half the time, has been in and out of the news recently, with words like “fire and fury” and “mentally deranged” and “senile decay” getting thrown around. It has not been an especially comforting time to be alive. But fear not: The Olympics have come to save the day.
C.J. Miles remembers The Malice at the Palace: he was 17, a junior in high school, and remembers thinking how funny it was when Indiana’s Ron Artest — he wasn’t Metta World Peace yet — laid down on the scorer’s table after a shoving match with Detroit’s Ben Wallace. He remembers Artest stampeding into the crowd after someone threw a beer. He remembers the running punch that Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal threw at one Pistons fan who was trying to start things on the court.
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".