There are few things I talk about in this world as much as I talk about film and television. However, if there had to be a second place, it would go to running. In March of 2013, I ran my first 5k and decided that my next conquest would be working my way to a full marathon. One month later on April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. That day Jeff Bauman was there cheering on his girlfriend, Erin Hurley, and lost both of his legs.
This week I was coming home on a flight from New York to San Francisco. I had dozed off as we were taxiing but I awoke to a very unpleasant surprise. The woman next to me had taken a photo of me while I was asleep and was in the process of texting it to someone. She was saying she was sandwiched between two dykes (for what it’s worth the person on the other side of her was a man). There were two things very very wrong with this situation.
Feature photo:Â Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) reads in a public place in INGRID GOES WEST. Courtesy of NEON via Mongrel Media. Last week I saw Ingrid Goes West, which stars Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) as Ingrid, who becomes obsessed with an Instagram star named Taylor Sloane. Sloan is played perfectly by Elizabeth Olsen, who captures that mid-level social media influencer desperation perfectly.
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".