It's 2 in the morning on Sunday as I type this. The Olympics are keeping me company on the TV.I'm bummed out because the US curling team has just lost. Earlier, a skier was doing flips in the air and I had to stop and watch. I'm planning to stay up late enough to watch Codie Bascue's first bobsled run.Which begs the question, what is it that we find interesting about these events? These are sports that generally aren't a part of our lives, outside of the Winter Olympics.
In a sport where the athletes are constantly trying to lower their times, the Queensbury swimmers have finally lowered the time until they get to try again.Having finished second to Albany Academy by 20 points last year, the Spartans are back for another shot at the Division II title when the Section II Boys Swimming and Diving Championships begin Thursday at Shenendehowa.This year it looks like a still-young Queensbury team will challenge Burnt Hills for top honors, but at this point the...
It's that time of year. Time to pick the field for basketball tournaments.Section II draws up seeds for its sectional basketball tournaments this week. The NCAA will select teams for its tournaments early next month.Everybody has a different view of how to sort this out and which criteria should matter the most. For the most part, your view of how the process should work depends on what favors the team you follow. If your team has a great record, you want the numbers to prevail.
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".