Ever been in a drive-through to discover a complete stranger has paid for your order? This has happened to me twice. Once for a coffee years ago, and the other just recently for an iced tea and some food for my “starving” child. The kind man, all smiles and making eye contact with me as he drove off, had no idea I was headed to a funeral for a dear friend’s sibling who had died far too young. I asked the drive-through worker if this happens often.
While assisting photographer Andrea Johnson stage this month’s cover on the floor of my tasting room, the dog was eager to check out the scene. Bluebird, a two-year-old Australian Shepherd, is a good girl — yes, she is. Named for her coloring, blue merle, Bluebird is a pretty girl, too. Lots of people visiting our vineyard notice her marbled fur and mismatched eyes: one dark brown, the other a swirl of ice blue.
Whether it’s the president responding to a national crisis, a Portlander traveling to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse, or me getting my now first-grader to school before the bell rings, timing is everything. Cooking is no exception. In fact, the clock rules supreme in the kitchen, and if you don’t pay attention, you may have “fail” fodder worthy of a montage on YouTube or Pinterest. I perform pretty well with one dish to accomplish. Although, even then I’ve been known to have issues.
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".