Brrrr, it’s c-c-cold for the beginning of 2018. I can’t believe how cold it has been…what kind of winter are we going to have this year? My outside Christmas decorations are going to have to stay up until we have a little warmer weather. I imagine things will change soon. Besides the cold start, we are off to a good beginning of 2018.I have been pondering whether I need to make some New Year’s resolutions. I know one key to any success with New Year’s resolutions is to write them down.
All of the pretty packages have been opened. There is a pile of things we kept and a few things that have been returned. There was all that delicious food that I can’t believe we consumed. The Christmas music is slowly fading away, and soon we will pack all the decorations away for another year. I hope you had a nice Christmas; we did, even though I was a little under the weather.It is hard to believe that 2017 is just about over.
Last Sunday night there was a “60 Minutes” anniversary program on. When I was a kid we often had our big meal after church on Sunday and then we would have a lighter dinner in the family room watching “60 Minutes.” The anniversary program was full of clips that I watched when I was younger. It brought back lots of pleasant memories.When the “60 Minutes” special ended they had a 50-year anniversary special for Carol Burnett. That was a two-hour program filled with more great memories.
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".