This week is the Iron Bowl, the rivalry game for those two schools two states over, literally the biggest thing to happen in the state of Alabama each year, the largest annual gathering of some of our most irksome football foes, a reminder of everyone we as LSU fans should rise up against. Yet, for some reason, each year LSU fans pick sides in this game, either cheering for Alabama as SEC Delegate to the Championship or Auburn as the Official Slayer of Alabama.
Y’ALL. They told me the Football Mikes beat the Football Cochon de Laits, which I totally missed because I spent much of Game Day sleeping in my yard and dreaming about bacon, like a good American. The good news is this Saturday we’re beating the University of Tennessee, but, apparently, I can’t eat their mascot because they’re a people and everyone here gets VERY TENSE when I joke about eating people, even though to me it sounds delicious. And because I’m joking.
My snacks, it’s been a minute. Or so they tell me: I still don’t have a watch, despite dropping a lot of hints and trying to steal one from a graduate assistant who will never get that close to my house again. I feel like you guys think I don’t understand technology, but as the world’s most Instagrammed tiger, I do. I think I should be the first tiger with FaceID, which would really solve my whole problem of not being able to control my own brand identity.
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".