YouTube has had a bad run of things recently, with a scandal over a suicide posting, a rash of child-abuse videos and pushback from some of its celebrities over ad blocking. But … let’s get some perspective on YouTube. Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to their servers. That is an incredible amount of data — and an incredibly accurate cross section of humanity, for good and for ill.
A new crackdown on marijuana (AKA Mary Jane or Wacky Tabacky). Oil and coal production is through the roof. Free speech and access are being limited for the media and authors and lawn-sign owners. It’s cool if you were wondering why 1952 is back, because all this nostalgia for crappy policy and limiting freedom is not supposed to be happening in 2018. About 14 months ago, California voters passed Prop 64 with enthusiasm. Recreational marijuana would become legal as of Jan. 1, 2018.
If you ever saw Zombieland, you may recall Bill Murray’s hilarious cameo. Everybody’s favorite Bill offers up some “West Coast hospitality” to his guests, the zombie hunters, as he procures some kind bud to share. Being California, the envy of every other state in the union, we often feel the need to display our bounty. Well, prepare for couch-surfers, Californians: recreational marijuana is legal as of Jan. 1, 2018.
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".