Want to receive this post in your inbox every afternoon? Sign up here. With only one day left, U.S. lawmakers are having a tough time finding a way to keep the federal government open. Republicans trying to shame Democrats and woo their own found themselves on the business end of the president's Twitter feed. In the Senate, a tough landscape has prompted Republicans to propose a spending bill that lasts just a few days.
Want to receive this post in your inbox every afternoon? Sign up here. What does the Bitcoin craze have in common with dot-coms and tulips? That's the big question as the cryptocurrency continues its trip downward. Technical analysts are preparing for the worst after a 50 percent plunge over the past month. But just a week ago, some were saying buy. Traders and strategists are scrambling for explanations, from regulatory fears to the Lunar New Year. Where Bitcoin eventually lands, perhaps nobody knows.
Want to receive this post in your inbox every afternoon? Sign up hereThe holiday is over, and Washington is right where it was on Friday. Democrats want child healthcare and disaster relief as part of a spending bill, and Republicans don’t. A bipartisan child immigration deal was thrown down a hole, and another stopgap resolution may be needed. Meanwhile, cryptocurrencies are cratering and there’s another East Coast storm coming. At least the Dow hit 26,000; otherwise it would all be bad news.
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".