Here we go, the first Friday of the summer. Those who can, will. Split the scene early for a beer garden or some other equally preferable way to send a late afternoon than toiling away in an office. it's Best Places to Work week, compeers! You've seen the small-fry winners, you've browsed through the midsize winners and here are the large-company winners. Fitler Square, hard by the Schuylkill River is one of my favorite Philadelphia neighborhoods.
Good morning, everybody. Sorry for those of you for whom getting home last night was an ordeal. I think the rain and wind is gone for now (*peeks through the blinds with trepidation*). Food for thought. The bigwigs at Comcast Spectacor could have been sitting around, eating hotdogs, chewing on potato chips, and got an idea: Let's buy a respected catering company and our meetings will get a lot less tiresome. So they did.
Happy first day of summer, I'm too hot already. Stop with the maligning of Atlantic City, will you? It's not as bad as all that. In fact, it's doing better in one respect than you think it is, tourism. As our nomadic young reporter Kenneth Hilario tells us, the city and Atlantic County's lodging industry is on an upswing. By the time they ever, if ever, begin building the South Philadelphia casino, I'll be too old to tell the difference between two dice and a couple of sugar cubes.
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".