Think about this: twenty-six empty chairs at dinner tables around south Texas next Thursday. Chairs that wait, forever, for the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs congregants who died on the 5th. We won’t just miss them this Thanksgiving. Next year too. All the years to come. Life’s too short to miss a meal with the people we love, or even like, because of how they voted last November, or what they believe or don’t believe, this November. Forget that they are red or blue.
They still talk about James Michael Curley, who was mayor of Boston, governor of the commonwealth of Massachusetts and a U.S. Congressman, intermittently and repeatedly, from 1913 into the 1950s. Legend has it that he won an election from a jail cell. Actually, he was indicted while running for mayor. But, after he won, he was convicted and spent five months in the slammer. No, he did not resign. He took a “leave of absence”, and was greeted back at City Hall with a brass band after his release.
After a Saturday afternoon of washing other peoples’ dogs, I’m convinced that I’d better keep my fulltime gig. But a small, funny moment from our 2nd annual “Poochamania” event at the S.A. Humane Society:A gentleman and his teenaged son strolled up to me with their dog, we all shook hands/paws and met, and as we arranged to commence the dog-washing, the dad told me that he felt he had to come out to see “if you really were going to be doing it”.
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".