I had one of those special moments this week at a charity fundraiser. The 12th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” helps raise money for the YWCA and the Sheriff King home.Â It’s a silly event to highlight a serious problem – women and children facing domestic abuse. Everyone involved pledges to raise some money and then walk a mile in high heels. Really high heels! Ladies, I have a new appreciation of the pain you go through to look good.
As it says on the front page of the Calgary Sun – Boom! Game on folks. The Calgary Flames are no longer pursuing a new arena and it looks like push has finally come to shove. This is good. Let’s deal with it once and for all. No more veiled threats from the team; no more posturing from city hall that they really want a deal, but can’t tell us about it. Let us decide. Make it an election issue.
After a month on the job as the new morning show host on News Talk 770, I’m quickly learning what the hardest part is about it. It’s not struggling from a lack of sleep. In fact, this has been amazing. I’ve adjusted nicely to the early hours and actually have energy throughout the day. WATCH BELOW: Gord Gillies signs off for the final timeREAD MORE: Gord Gillies: The most terrifying part of this job? Getting up on timeIt’s not bumbling along as I get to know the format and my new teammates.
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".