It’s Black Friday and everyone is looking for a deal. Lucky you, we’ve got two Jerks for the price of one. And the best part is you won’t get into a brawl in the checkout line on this, quite possibly the jerkiest weekend of the year, when American gluttony is omnipresent. No matter how much you stuffed your face Thursday, no matter how awful people were to each other on Friday in search of half-price TVs, two people sank lower than the masses to share runaway Jerk of the Week dishonors.
The University of Louisville continues to clean house. Assistant basketball coach Kenny Johnson was fired Wednesday by the school, joining former head coach Rick Pitino, assistant coach Jordan Fair and athletic director Tom Jurich on the unemployment line amid the FBI’s explosive investigation into the crooked college basketball culture.
Derek Jeter’s new baseball team is already asking investors for money. According to FanRag.com’s Jon Heyman, the Miami Marlins’ ownership group, headlined by Jeter and money man Bruce Sherman, is seeking more cash from investors less than two months after buying the team for $1.2 billion. Heyman reports that an email is being circulated among potential investors with the goal of raising an additional $250 million.
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".