“Never say that you hate anyone.”“I know it’s true, but this really isn’t the time to bring that up.”“You should never be excited that somebody died.”All of the above expressions and the whole lot like them are productions of pathetic sentimentalists, often the sort of people who cannot be bothered to stand up to real oppression but who are the first in line to smack down or correct an individual who bucks some ridiculous societal convention, like removing one’s hat for the National Anthem.
Since announcing two weeks ago that our reporting team is working on a series about bicycle safety and infrastructure around Greater Boston, I have gotten a number of comments, from close friends and readers alike, along the lines of this:Why the hell do you care about bikes so much? You don’t even ride one. You’re either on the train, on foot, or driving. And fuck those cyclists too! They are always blowing through lights and pedaling aggressively.
The following message was left on the DigBoston voicemail at 12:04 am on Memorial Day morning:Hi, I’m calling from a Back Bay restaurant. Um, tonight we had a gentleman with a handful of your magazines come in and try to speak with our customers. Didn’t ask for any money, he just dropped off the magazines. I would just like to ask you guys to report to your employees: Do not come in after hours! We close at 9:30 and he came in at a quarter to midnight. Do not do that.
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".