As I settled into my couch, wearing my favorite yoga pants and eager to dive into my DVR queue, I suddenly realized it was Saturday night. I also realized I didn’t care one bit that I was any place other than my family room on what I used to consider the biggest night of the week. This is how I know I’m a grown up now. Or, more specifically, this is how I know that I’m no longer in my twenties.
Recently, a friend sent me a link to a campaign video with a message that simply said, “You have to watch this with your daughter.”My day was busy and I was in the midst of carpool logistics and school activities but I took a moment and watched the video. My daughter entered the room and asked me why my face was filled with tears. Together, we watched Amy McGrath’s campaign video and soon, we were both crying tears of joy. Amy, we are here for your campaign 100%.
The realization that my friend had lied to me hit me like a punch to the gut. As I pieced together the events of the past few months and the reality of her lies washed over me, I was dumbfounded. We were so close. We shared intimate details of our lives. She listened to me as I complained about the stresses of my work life. I listened to her as she detailed the unraveling of her marriage and the strains that marital stress had put on her family.
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".