There’s no denying the beauty of the island of Ireland. Its castles, its history, its landscapes and its people are beautiful. Everywhere you look, everywhere you venture there seems to be something unexpected to experience and to explore. And in Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is something that you just can’t experience through photographs. Of course I’m sending a few but I’m honest in admitting they can’t do it justice.
Do you really know your neighbors? You may know a few of them well or a lot of them a little, but it’s doubtful you know them all. Part of that is because our communities in the United States are so big. But imagine you live on an island. It’s pretty clear that in that kind of a community everyone knows everyone else. They know their kids, their pets, their successes and their needs at any given time.
Sometimes it really is the small things that can make the biggest difference. And in Galway that includes kicking the wall. It’s just an ordinary rock wall that marks that you’ve completed the trek of the longest seaside promenade in this country. When the weather here is nice, it's a beautiful walk from one end to the other, just over a mile to complete. And tradition is, you kick the wall and turn around and head back.
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".