I don’t know about you, but I could use a little escape this week. I’m working on a daunting makeover project at a very special shelter/home in our area, and right now I feel a bit in over my head. If this project was an HGTV show, we’d be deep in the “find a bunch of dead rats and scary abandoned bathrooms” stage. I’m trying to take deep breaths and remember that we’ll get through this stage, but I need a little digital refresher just to clear my mind and keep my energy high.
One of the things I find most fascinating about trends these days is the way they seem to affect not just one creative community, but several. What’s popular in interiors often pops up in food (and vice versa) and what happens in fashion finds its way into beauty and even homes. I took a look at our 10 top Instagram hashtag photos of all time.
This week huge parts of the east coast have been snowed-in and our little hamlet is no exception. I’ve been trudging around in the yard trying to clear little pathways for the dogs and Before & After: A Vintage Camperâ€™s Revamp is a must-see. Snowed-in and need a little sweet treat? Cenk SÃ¶nmezsoy’s recipe for the perfect moist and delicate double chocolate cake is here to save the day. In Philadelphia, An Artistâ€™s Home Filled With Light and Character (and amazing floral fossils!)
@museummammy Julia once got an email request that said “I look forward to hearing from you within 24 hours because not responding quickly is unprofessional.” I couldn’t stop laughing at the gall that took.
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".