Do you ever feel like you need to branch out of your neighborhood? As someone who spent five years living in New York, dating someone who lived in a different neighborhood (or, god forbid a different borough) meant you were in a long distance relationship. I sometimes feel like that about San Francisco. Going from Mission to the Outer Sunset is basically a day trip. Should I pack snacks? Water? A change of clothes?
I recently discovered that I have a full-on obsession with a little something called an arepa. The arepa, otherwise known as one of the most popular foods in Colombia and Venezuela, has officially become the most popular food in my home since I’ve embarked on a journey to find the best in San Francisco. It wasn’t easy, but alas, I’m here to share my findings (and perhaps you can share yours, too)…. And this is where it all began.
If you’re anything like me, you spend approximately 76% of your weekend eating and/or looking for new places to eat (is this adulthood?). New coffee shops, new hot spots, new places to meet friends for what my mom calls “Snickies.” Let me stop to explain the sacred Snickie: it’s not quite dinner, not quite appetizers, but an afternoon snack that allows for multiple stops along the way.
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".