Modern Family actress Ariel Winter is no stranger to unwarranted media attention. On multiple occasions, the star has voiced her disdain for tabloids who falsely present her image and criticize her lifestyle. After a recent interview, in which Winter opened up about her estranged relationship with her mother, internet trolls began relentlessly shaming her. This vicious attack inspired the actress to clap back in a 3-page social media rant and we are so here for it.
Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of bumper stickers or decals. Unless it’s a cute animal or you’re supporting your kid’s sports team, what’s the point? However, there are a handful of clever automotive “tats” out there that offer up plenty of enjoyment for the people driving behind them. Take this unfortunately designed sticker, for example.
Have you ever been on the receiving end of a frustrating work email? For most employees, this is a weekly if not daily occurrence. And as much as we’d like to stand up and smash our computer to bits Office Space-style or walk over to our boss and tell them how we really feel, we’re forced to calmly internalize our rage and respond in a professional manner. Fortunately, there are ways to translate our infuriation through textual subtleties.
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".