It’s been a better than expected start for the Vancouver Canucks. Sure, it’s early but did anyone believe the Canucks would have points in eight of their first 12 games (including six regulation wins)? To celebrate, my nerdy counterpart Filipovic has suggested we keep the good times going by writing about a positive development the team has provided us with thus far. And not only that, but he even wanted me to pick the topic!
And you know what? The then-coach of the Vancouver Canucks wasn’t being mean. I believe what he meant was that Booth is just a different cat. He certainly doesn’t run in the same circles as your typical NHLer. One thing for sure is that Booth is true to himself. What he says, he believes. He’s different for sure. But he’s unquestionably real. And he’s a blast to talk to.
You’d have to be Canadian, or at least someone who pays attention to the sport of hockey while visiting the Great White North, to understand the affection the citizenry of O Canada has for its national sport. Then again, how could Canadians, or visitors, not pay attention? Every night, on almost every channel, there are lengthy broadcast segments devoted to hockey news, and not just a quick recap of who won that evening’s games.
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".