I’ve been a firm believer in free-market capitalism since reading the essays of economists Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell as a teenager and have always admired business success stories — people who pursued their bold ideas and hunches and brought new or improved products and services to the public. I groan every time I hear versions of former President Barack Obama’s obtuse argument that government plays a central role in promoting innovation. No, no, it doesn’t.
The bomb cyclone is making its way up the East Coast, and the photos making rounds on social media feeds are simultaneously terrifying and awe-inspiring. Earther reports that pressure in the winter storm dropped 54 millibars in 24 hours. In non-science speak, that’s a lot of pressure—more than twice the amount needed to classify the cyclone as a “bomb.”In practice, that makes for a storm with just as much impact as experts predicted.
In a tweet posted Dec. 28, Megan Steffen from Chicago, Illinois, showed off screenshots of the Tinder account and PowerPoint of potential dates she made as a gift for her sister Emily. “I’m a cheap skate, so for Christmas I’m getting my sister a tinder date,” Steffen explained in the Tinder bio she made on her sister’s behalf. “I’m looking for a brother-in-law, ya’ll, so NO HOOKUPS!! Em is a great gal with an alright personality, loves photography, and is a killer barista.
Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month. Not long until the 40th anniversary of Tommy Lasorda's spectacular, unprintable 90-second response to a young sportswriter's question: "What's your opinion of Kingman's performance?"
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".