When Robin Sloan wants to give away free copies of his books, he—like most authors—asks fans to participate in a contest. But his contests have an unusual twist: They double as a celebration of prime numbers. Sloan’s 2012 debut novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, was a bestselling mystery involving an ancient book cult, Google, and data visualization, in which every number was a prime (except 24 of course).
For the past 17 years, HBO has received the most Emmy nominations of any television network. This year, the network needs to face the reality of the first real threat to its crown: Netflix. At the 2017 Emmys, HBO leads the pack with 110 Emmy nominations, but Netflix is close behind with 93. In terms of the share of all Emmy nominations received, this is the closest a network has come to surpassing HBO since ABC in 2008.
The 2012 Emmy Awards was a turning point for television. It was the year major network television lost its dominance of the Emmys, and when it became clear that the best shows were ones you had to pay for. In 2012, only three of the 12 shows nominated for best comedy or drama series were from one of the four major US television networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox). The prior year, seven of the 12 shows nominated in those categories were major network shows.
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".