Break out the cake and confetti, because we have a birthday today. Indiana is 201! It's a bicentennial-plus-one. Yes, 201 years ago today, President James Madison made it official, allowing Indiana to become the 19th state in the U.S. — before Indianapolis was the capital and before the Colts became a football team. (OK, that second one may have been obvious.) It may be Monday and it may be a work day, but it is also Statehood Day.
Normally centered at Georgia and Pennsylvania streets, Downtown Indy's New Year's Eve celebration is moving a couple of blocks over this year. Thanks to the ongoing construction of two hotels, the celebration will be held at Georgia and Meridian streets this year, according to a press release. Celebration planners also revealed Wednesday the IndyCar that will be used for the countdown to the new year.
Hoosiers might face more traffic to open the new year, but at least they'll be given more fast food options. Taco Bell just became the second fast food restaurant this week to give us a holiday surprise. McDonald's announced Monday that it will bring back its revamped dollar menu in January, and now Taco Bell will give us more than 20 new options on its dollar menu throughout 2018.
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".