As we worked on our recent show about the prevalence of distracted driving, we wanted to know how it played a role in our listeners’ lives—so we put together what guest host Susan Page jokingly called a “highly scientific” survey, and collected responses throughout the morning of the segment. Many of the more than 425 responses made the air, and we’ve collected up the final results below. Around 57 percent of respondents said yes, while 43 percent said no.
Need a new read? Each month we give you a preview of the books and authors we’re bringing on the show. Antoine Van Agtmael and Fred Bakker: “The Smartest Places On Earth: Why Rustbelts Are The Emerging Hotspots Of Global Innovation” Research by an economist and a journalist points to a renaissance occurring in some Rust-Belt cities like Akron, Ohio, and Albany, New York.
Need a new read? Each month we give you a preview of the books and authors we’re bringing on the show. Jonathan Franzen: “Purity” Jonathan Franzen already had two novels under his belt when his third, “The Corrections,” took the literary world by storm. Last year, he published his fifth novel, “Purity.” It features a man who reveals secrets by leaking documents on the Internet, but works to keep his own dark secrets unknown.
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".