I must admit, I was surprised by the reaction to my column last week. As you may recall, I wrote about my encounter with some teens downtown as I was leaving work on a Friday night. They threw lemonade on me and ran, and when I got in my car and drove to the exit of the parking deck, I saw them hiding near the gate, which I was going to have to unlock if I wanted to leave for the night.
As a longtime Atlanta Falcons fan, I knew what was going to happen in last year’s Super Bowl, because I know what happens in all really big games involving the Falcons. This is what happens: The Falcons take a big lead, we get excited, the Falcons realize what’s happening and start playing not to lose instead of playing to win, and we get our hearts broken. Poor us.
This season, the Ledger-Enquirer’s Holiday Help program will continue to match people who need help with those who are eager to give it. The premise is simple: People in need in the Chattahoochee Valley write letters describing their plight, and people with plenty have an opportunity to read and choose their letters and help them. We have now begun accepting letters, and we expect to have enough by the end of this week for potential givers to peruse.
Folks in our community have a lot of theories about what happened to Montravious Thomas, but are being denied access to a video that's public record and could bring the truth to light. So we at the L-E are fighting to get that video. https://t.co/sVI5LDo0HQ
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".