In April, I covered Gilbert Gonzales. He's a retired mailman who in 2012 became a liver transplant recipient. He's a "Liver Ambassador" at Baylor Dallas where his transplant was performed. Gonzales visits with patients pre- and post-transplant. He encourages and inspires them by telling them he's a competitor in the World and U.S. Transplant Games. He wants to make sure they "get off the couch." He's earned several bronze and silver medals.
When Michelle Chase had small children, she took them to lots of activities to help with their development. One day she thought, "instead of all of these activities, I need to show my kids why caring for others is important.” So instead of having them be busy with activities, she had them stay busy helping others. Wee Volunteers is almost 6 years old. Kids and their moms engage in fun, educational volunteer service.
When Emma Ann Guillen was 8 years old, her grandfather, Mikel Long, died of a heart attack. She called him Papa and said he'd always spend time coloring with her. She misses him very much so her little friends gave her rubber band bracelets to cheer her up. She got the idea to make those bracelets, sell them and donate the money to the American Heart Association in memory of her Papa. Now, Emily Ann is 11 and she's an entrepreneur.
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".