It happened again. Just about every day, my cell phone is ringing from a number I don’t recognize. There was a time I’d pick up right away, but now I immediately plug the number into a search engine to see if it’s been identified as a robocall, those annoying computerized marketing calls. Once I confirm, I then block the number. I know I’ve missed more than a few calls from people I want to talk to, because I don’t want to respond to what I thought must be a robocall.
Call it the Mass. Film Tax Credit, the sequel. Once again, the tax breaks Massachusetts gives to movie companies who film in the state is up for debate. Is this credit padding the wallets of Hollywood fat cats? Or is it a savvy investment for Bay State productions? I’ve long been a supporter because I think the long-term gains more than make up for the state’s payout. I’m urging legislators not to unplug the klieg lights. I should also state for the record that WGBH benefits from the credit.
As golden girls go — she is an original. She is the 2017 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin celebrating the U.S. Mint’s 225th anniversary. This newest Liberty coin features the face of a black woman adorned with a patriotic headband made of stars. Liberty’s stars crown her signature hair style — braids of slim golden ropes neatly tucked into a bun, the ends trailing down the nape of her neck. These braids are just like the ones Deanna and Mya Cook wore at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School.
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".