Everything I learn about parenting I learn on Facebook. Because I make most of my parenting decisions by posting a question on Facebook and culling through the data for the most popular response (replies and likes), it's not surprising that once in a while the hive gets it wrong. This very well may have happened when I asked, "Do I hold AJ (my 5-year-old son) back from Kindergarten because he is on the young side with a June 4th birthday?" The answer flooded in from moms everywhere.
Luckily we are in the early, albeit embryonic, stages of a full-on cultural revolution when it comes to all things non-binary, gender fluid and trans. In other words, we're expanding the very definition of what it means to be a boy or a girl or neither. Wouldn’t it be great if the dawning of this new age could, too, celebrate a major shift in how we raised our boys and girls?
I'm usually one to fall deep into the abyss of #parentingfails, but enough with the negativity, let's talk parenting wins! Parents know that the feeling of accomplishment after packing kids' lunches the night before surpasses typing "The End" on a script you've been working on for months. Same with matching socks or being first in line for car pool. The win is just that good.
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".