Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time with a staggering 23 gold medals. However, everything he touches is not gold -- as was made all too clear on Sunday night. Just how bad was Discovery Channel's much-hyped special, "Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White"? Well, for one, he didn't actually race a shark. That's right, people -- Phelps didn't race a shark, he raced a CGI shark imposed in the footage in post-production. So, talk about false advertising.
When Patricia Kelly was 9 years old, she and her family moved to an all-white neighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut. It was the 1950s, and they didn't feel welcome. Neighbors, outraged at the prospect of a black family living on their street, tried -- unsuccessfully -- to get the home's seller to rescind the sale. Shortly after moving in, Kelly watched as a group of angry neighbors congregated in front of her house.
Michelle Wie always had aspirations to go pro. In fact, her earliest childhood memories growing up in Honolulu all included sports. However, despite what you know about the LPGA star, her first dream was to become a professional tennis player. "I liked tennis more than golf. I only practiced golf if the tennis courts got rained out," Wie said. "I was about 7 or 8 years old, and I was really serious about tennis. But I had slow feet, and I couldn't get to the ball."
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".