Ours will be a quiet, stay-at-home Thanksgiving this year. We need it. Thanks will most certainly be given. After suffering severe surgical complications that forced him to subsist for six weeks on intravenous nutrient sludge, my husband, Mike, last week received the blessed medical advisory to "eat anything you want." We stopped at Whataburger on the way home from the surgeon's office. So yes, I'm cooking. But no, I'm not doing the bang-up holiday feast for a houseful of guests.
It's still early in the investigation, but San Marcos police seem to have a pretty solid working theory about what happened to Matt Ellis, a Texas State University student who went to a fraternity party on Sunday and was dead by Monday morning. University authorities clearly share those concerns: After Ellis died, they suspended all campus fraternity and sorority activities.
Tell me, how insanely angry would you be if your neighborhood school decided it was perfectly fine for kids to play on the roof or set fires on the playground? What if your child came home and said the lunch menu included cake frosting out of a communal can and an all-day sucker somebody else had already licked? You'd be a little bit cheesed off, wouldn't you? You would.
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".