Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Tony Lombardi. My son, Rocky Lombardi, has been on an amazing journey for the last 18 years — a journey that has lead him to an incredibly hard-earned opportunity to represent the Michigan State Spartan football program, literally for the rest of his life. It’s a blessing as a parent to be along for the ride for all of the stops along the way.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Michigan State alumnus Blair Montgomery (class of 2015). Fellow Spartans — Mark Dantonio does not want you to come to his defense right now. It might seem counter-intuitive but it is most certainly true. It has been a difficult nine months for Michigan State and all of us who call East Lansing home. News finally broke yesterday morning about the sexual assault charges against former Spartan players Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance.
It didn’t matter who it was, the pattern was nearly identical every time. Old or young. Male or female. Every single shade of skin that exists in the melting pot that is Michigan State University. They came on bikes. They came in cars. They rode the bus. They walked. No matter who they were or how they had gotten there, as they approached The Rock – east of Farm Lane just north of the Red Cedar River, in the heart of the MSU campus – they would fall silent.
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".