The World Series has gone ballistic -- even though nobody around here has seen much of the games, just the highlights on ESPN or YouTube. I know it's not the commissioner's fault that Game 5 got over at 1:30 on a Monday morning, but let's face it, as slow as baseball has gotten the best-case scenario was probably midnight. That's too late, certainly for kids with school in the morning who the league should be trying to get hooked on baseball. Instead money, in the form of Fox TV ratings, rules.
When Groton residents Brendan and Nicky Lowney competed in something called the North American Wife Carrying Championships back in 2011, Nicky had two words for her husband: "Never again." Fast forward six years. Brendan is turning 50 and he really, really, really wanted to return to the Sunday River ski resort in the Maine outpost of Newry to give it another shot. So "never again" became "here we go again." The couple didn't win this wild and wacky test of endurance, strength and good humor.
Buster is the "other dog" in our house, a rescued part-lab, part-whatever from Georgia who took awhile to get the hang of things under new management. He's seven. Zoey, on the other hand, is the Princess. She is the Chosen One, a smallish Golden Retriever we were lucky enough to get from Yankee Golden Rescue in Hudson nearly eight years ago. Zoey can do no wrong. She's sweet, lovable, cuddly. Always ready for action. She's the one that elicits cutesy-talk from walkers at the park.
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".