It was an especially nice Irish day, which means it wasn't raining. Emily, Isabel and Aisling had just been dropped off by their uncle at a train station in the middle of the country. The girls mounted the steps to the train station and proceeded to the ticket counter. Putting their euros on the counter to buy the tickets they needed to get home, they realized that they were 10 Euros short. Panic ensued, as they had no way to reach their uncle.
"Which silver car is it?" Tony Kibonge shouted as I tagged a car and he raced by. This race to the silver car was a rematch on another race I had won one cold morning in Stuart Lake when we had raced through the water up to my chest and Tony's neck.While I had won both races, the truth of the matter is that Tony who is 13 years old is a much faster runner than I am. In fact I think that Tony Kibonge might be one of the fastest 13 year olds in the country.
"Why are you making us do this?" the lady screeched to the airline check-in attendant at the Dublin Airport recently. "I have never been asked before to put my carry-on luggage into those things. "She pointed to the metal stand into which her teenage kids were forcing their obviously oversized bags to estimate appropriate size. You are picking on us!" she ranted. As her voice reached a crescendo, everyone in the lineup focused on what was going on.
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".