Remember my word contest a while back, and the winner was “trumpled”? (Thanks again, Lena and Alicia!) I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling completely trumpled these days. The White House has become a lawn sprinkler, spraying new and improved catastrophes in every direction every single day. Trying to keep track of Trump’s social, international and environmental transgressions is like trying to swat angry bees away when you’re surrounded by a swarm. Run! That’s your only hope! But — to where?
Even for this news junkie, I can only take so much of the televised echo chamber — even when I agree with the echoes. When everything I’m hearing validates all my worst fears and anxieties, I can feel myself emotionally treading water, and going under fast. I have to get out of the pool. I was choking on water most recently during coverage of Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Accord.
So, it has happened again. In less than two weeks, another young person died in a rollover crash on our back roads. Just before 9 p.m., on Thursday, May 31, Juan Aguirre, age 16, was speeding down Pedrick Road near Dixon Avenue when he lost control. His car left the roadway, hit a tree and rolled over. His two teenage passengers were injured, one severely, and taken to area emergency rooms. Juan was declared dead at the scene.
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".