David Bookbinder remembers the good old days of Black Friday, before the overnight lines, the mad dashes, and all the shoving. Back at the turn of the century, he would wake up at 3 a.m. and listen to the “A Charlie Brown Christmas” album in his car while waiting for the doors to open at Saugus’s Square One Mall, where he would load up on Christmas presents for bargain prices. “It was a lot more fun, it wasn’t a huge, huge crowd, and people weren’t jamming and mobbing to get in the door,” he said.
Curious George is staying in his Harvard Square home. The store named for the iconic children’s book character faced an uncertain future since it was announced last year that the owner of the building at 1 John F. Kennedy St. was planning to redevelop the property into an indoor mall. But new plans for the building will enable the store to stay, according to the team at Regency Centers, a developer that acquired Equity One earlier this year. “This was really a relief and we’re thrilled.
Kyle Carnes hasn’t been sleeping well. As Northeast regional manager for grocery delivery company Instacart, he finds the week before Thanksgiving is the equivalent of the Super Bowl or a World Series Game 7: The stakes are high. “The idea of someone not getting their turkey delivered in time for Thanksgiving is what keeps me up at night,” he said. Grocery shopping for Thanksgiving can be the worst, as anyone who has lost what seems like hours waiting in the checkout line can attest.
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".