I find myself lately really struggling internally with what is occurring in our current environment in terms of race relations. I never thought in this day and age that I’d have to talk to my youngest son about being called a “monkey,” being shot by the police or being called the “N” word. Unfortunately, this is what is happening today. Racism is truly showing its ugly face on just about every level in our society. We are seeing modern-day slave trading going on in Libya.
I have the honor and privilege of working with our current youth in various capacities as an instructor, coach, mentor and parent. With much love and respect, I sometimes worry about how these young people are going to function as adults. Over the years, it seems that we are progressively losing good old common sense and practical wisdom. Part of the blame is on the convenience of modern technology, which has enabled this youth generation into dependency.
â€œIf we build it, they will come.â€? This paraphrase of the popular line from the film â€œField of Dreamsâ€? comes to mind as I notice that there are many multimillion-dollar juvenile detention facilities that have been built in the Bay Area over the past 15 years. In that time period alone, more than $12 billion of the publicâ€™s money has gone to privately owned sports stadiums.
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".