It's Friday night. After a long day at work, I head to an LA bar to meet a friend for drinks. I get there to find the place densely crowded, and I don't see her anywhere. However, there seems to be no shortage of weird men who want to talk to me. A guy moves in on me aggressively, immediately grabbing my arm in an apparent attempt to spin me around, for some reason. Confused and disoriented, I go along with it. He introduces himself as Julien and demands to know my name and what I do.
As cannabis legalization has increased throughout the US, so has the hand-wringing about public health. A new survey of the literature on the link between weed use and anxiety, however, has put one concern to rest: Developing an anxiety disorder as the sole result of using cannabis is highly unlikely. Previous research has indicated that people who use cannabis are at a higher risk for developing anxiety disorder symptoms.
On Thursday, white supremacist Richard Spencer was allowed to give a speech at the University of Florida in Gainsville. The school's students made it clear that they had no interest in hearing his toxic ideology; chants of "Say it loud! Say it clear! Nazis are not welcome here!" greeted Spencer when he took the stage, according to USA Today. Counter-protesters who attended the event overwhelmingly outnumbered Spencer's supporters.
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".