By now readers have probably heard that some districts are threatening to suspend students who participate in school walkouts to protest permissive gun laws—a phenomena which is spreading through school districts nationwide via social media. In Texas, for instance, the superintendent of the Needville Independent School District (NISD) announced on the school’s Facebook page that students who choose to walk off campus during school hours would be suspended for three days.
As luck would have it, I managed to secure a date with a smart, sexy woman over whom I’ve been pining. Oh joy! Elation! Anticipa—um, better slow my roll. Have I forgotten? First dates are grisly! I’ve still got lingering PTFD (Post Traumatic First-Date Disorder) from a blind date I had over two months ago. Compounding this problem is that I am woefully out of practice, having only recently returned to the single scene.
I had a depressing realization today. It occurred to me, as a relatively recently divorced male, that I haven’t much of a future in the dating world. There’s also probably zero chance I’ll ever marry again, were that even something I wanted. I say this not because I’m old and fat and hate sharing closet space, but because I’m a raging agnostic. It wasn’t always this way. My secularism was never much of a problem before I was married.
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".