I used to honk people off all the time with my columns. PTO moms, Catholics, the breastfeeding contingent – I could go on and on. I would receive hate mail about once a month, usually highlighting my terrible parenting or wife-ing skills (is wife-ing a word? Now the grammar police will be writing!) and, occasionally, offers of prayer-circle mention. Not that I miss the backlash, but I do wonder if anyone out there is reading me. According to my Current inbox yesterday, they are!
I have a problem. Well, yes, technically, I have many. But I want to focus on one that has become a source of eye-rolling around our house. It’s called misophonia, which basically means that people chewing their food drive me bat-poo crazy. And no, I’m not making this “disorder” up. There are multiple articles on the internet about the condition, apparently suffered by thousands around the world.
Hats off to you for making the GED® Grad Day celebration a huge success! This year’s event surpassed last year with thousands of shares of pictures, advice, and videos celebrating the hard work of grads around the country. The 2017 GED® Grad Day and Spirit Week campaign exceeded 2016 in total reach and engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. There were 1.7 million total impressions (the number of times GED® Grad Day content was displayed), up from 1.3 million last year.
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".