It’s a homeowner’s nightmare: something goes bump in the night and you’re pretty sure you put the cat out. Nonetheless, you pick up your trusty sidearm and descend the stairs.You move quietly to the light switch next to the door and flip it on. It takes a moment for your brain to register that there is indeed someone in your home.
Tonight I sit sick, disgusted and grieving for people in Texas. Another maniac has taken his demented revenge out on innocent people. This time, 26 people simply attending church were murdered and another 20 injured.Again, we must do something, but what?There is no amount of legislation that will stop – or perhaps even slow – such episodes. Take every gun in America from every gun owner’s hands and criminals and crazies will still have guns. How? We live in a nation of technology.
The tiny firearm was far from accurate. Its .41 caliber ball, held in place against a charge of black powder by a wad, had plenty of room in the .44 bore.At close range, however, it served in effective manner. On the night of April 14, 1865, this particular bore was but mere feet from the head of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln died the next morning.Newspapers of the day replayed every aspect of the killing over and over, focusing mainly on the assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
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".