There was little more Nicole Giardina could have done — or, more precisely — worn. She had jeans underneath her thick coveralls, two pairs of wool socks under her snowboots, hat and gloves and several thermal shirts covered by a fat green work jacket. Didn’t matter.
FOXBOROUGH — Here the fans came Sunday morning, spilling out of commuter rail train cars and SUVs, making the noble journey toward the iconic lighthouse of Gillette Stadium. They arrived in hunting jackets and full-body snowsuits. They arrived wrapped in fleece blankets and fur-lined parkas. They arrived with hand-warmers packed into their shoes, gloves and hats — “I’ve got eight on me,” said Rosemarie Patch of Walpole, N.H. — and with beer in their bloodstreams.
Even by the undiscerning standards of today’s social media landscape, Chris Kostaras and Joe Giordano seem unlikely Internet sensations. Both are longtime US postal workers. Both are proud, old-school Bostonians. And both express, at best, an indifference about the ways of the social media world.
@CaitlynC12 Hi Caitlyn! I'm a reporter at the Globe working on a story about treacherous, snow-covered sidewalks and I came across your tweet from a few days ago. Would you have a few minutes to jump on the phone this afternoon, by chance? Thanks!
@xiomaraperlera1 Hi! Random question: I'm a reporter at the Boston Globe working on a story about treacherous snowy sidewalks. Would you have a few minutes to chat over the phone this afternoon, by chance? Thanks a lot!
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".