I was lucky enough to be in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics. I was working for the OBS (Olympic Broadcasting Services) and thankfully had nothing on the go when Team Canada and Team USA squared off in the gold medal game. I hunkered down in front of a massive screen they’d set up in the Main Media Centre along with 30 or so other people. And it didn’t take long to realize it wasn’t a strictly Canadian crowd…Skip ahead to the 3rd period. Canada leads 2-1 with under a minute left in the 3rd.
Russell Westbrook is an alien, and I for one welcome him as our eventual overlord. I know this sounds crazy but stick with me…The dots started connecting after 680 NEWS’ Richard Southern tweeted out this article yesterday. I’d suggest you put on the X-Files theme song and give it a quick read…I choose to imagine when they all arrive it will be these guys:And not THIS guy…But are we absolutely sure they’re not already here?
I’m not much of a ‘Tweeter.’I find the whole experience terrifying. I’ll usually start typing something, save it in drafts for 10 minutes while I mull over if it’s interesting/funny and then just delete it all-together. My experience last night during the Grey Cup couldn’t be a better example. I saw this photo, taken by CFL photog, Johany Jutras. How do you NOT share it. Like, how great is this?
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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".