I remember as a kid thinking that when my parents spoke of living during the Depression, where they were on the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, what it was like during World War II and other things from the 1930s and 1940s, that it was all history — just like the stuff in my grade school textbook.What I didn’t grasp then, but soon came to, was that this was their lives they were talking about.History is made by people, and my dad, who fought in Europe during World War II, and my mom,...
An alert I received from Facebook on Thursday morning momentarily startled me.A birthday announcement popped up on my iPhone for a former colleague who I also considered a friend.I didn’t know what to make of it, because this friend died several years ago, way too young.I went on to Facebook and saw that her page still exists and that several people had sent her birthday and “miss you” greetings.My initial thought was: “Seriously?
Our daughter Katie introduced a new dynamic into our home over Christmas. My wife Mary and I now share a spot on one of our kitchen counters with “Alexa.”Alexa is Amazon's virtual assistant, a counter-top version of the Apple iPhone's “Siri.”An unexpected gift — one we would have never thought of purchasing for ourselves — we had a lot of fun setting it up on Christmas Eve. Once I got it hooked up to my Amazon Prime account and downloaded the app, it was fun to start asking questions.
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".