Nearly on cue for the first day of summer last week, my kids really put on the pressure to finally unpack the new swimming pool, the one on a garage shelf near the sidewalk chalk.They scream when their painted toenails touch water — and the excitement just builds from there. A conservative estimate is 20 percent of the water ends up outside the confines.
Monday, June 19Davis talks Farm Bill Congressman Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, held a meeting with agricultural producers at the University of Illinois Extension office at Richland Community College.The conversation was about crop insurance and risk management, two key elements as prices are in flux.Lawmakers pass a new Farm Bill every five years. The last one provided nearly $500 billion of federal funding overall.
I seem to remember my 5-year-old daughter uttering it a few months ago, almost in passing.It was so subtle — a tiny shift in word choice. The parent formerly known as “Daddy” was now just “Dad.”Two little letters jarringly and unceremoniously dropped without my approval. I remember not long ago when "Daddy" was like a track in heavy rotation on the radio — the A-side of my daughter's "Greatest Hits of Very Limited Vocabulary Words" album.
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".