I had a friend tell me once how awesome it must be to be creative and to be able to write. Sure it is. I love the writing process, and turning a blank page into a story. But my brain never wants to take a break. Stories, fears, names of seventh-grade pets come to me in the middle of the night. Feeling sad about Ginger, the English springer spaniel, at midnight does not make for a good night’s sleep. Ginger has not been on my mind much over the past week.
Prior to this year, Nick Dallas had been a ticket-buying visitor to the Craft @ the Quarry Beer Festival. Not this year. The Upside Brewing owner was serving up his own beer last Friday night at the seventh installment of the annual event at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania. “This is the one event that when I opened my brewery that I wanted to do, and here I am,” Dallas said, chuckling.
Phil Blosser has been homebrewing off and on since the early 1990s. The skill makes him a popular guy at his annual Super Bowl parties, where he usually tries out a new recipe for family and friends. He has always been partial to stouts, but this year he was watching a vintage beer commercial – probably Budweiser or Bud Light –and got the idea to try to make an American lager, something he had never done before. “When I first tasted it, I said, ‘That is really good.’ ” Blosser recalled.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".