My wife and I wake up on someone else’s lawn, somewhere in the country. When we arrived at the party the previous evening in the driving rain, everyone laughed at our tent, which is the sort young people leave behind at festivals because they can’t figure out how to fold them back up. “I might sleep in the car,” my wife said. Having survived the night, I feel as vindicated as anyone who’s just spent seven hours lying on the ground could. “Get up,” my wife says.
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon used to be portrayed in the media as the great manipulator, a svengali – or, on Saturday Night Live, as the grim reaper. The fact that he never spoke on television meant the caricature didn’t have to bear any relation to reality, but it also worked to his advantage. It made him seem calculating and scary. It didn’t hurt that in pictures he always looked as if he’d spent the last three weeks living in his car.
It feels like the last night of summer: the air is still warm when my wife and I get home from a night out. The sky is clear, the street is quiet, and there are 12 young people shrieking in our kitchen. “Hello!” my wife says, striding into the room and extracting half a bottle of wine from the fridge. Some of the young people wave; others jump to attention, eyeing the nearest exits. “You said eight people,” my wife says to the youngest, over the din.
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".