To quote the bard: Parting is such sweet sorrow. By the time you read this column, I will have worked my last day at the Austin Daily Herald, which makes this my last column. A myriad of ideas crossed my mind as I knew my last column was approaching. I thought of witty, elaborate and big things I thought about saying — stuff about the news industry in the Trump era, stuff about the changes in newspapers, the worth of newspaper … and so on.
A little sympathy at a moment of embarrassment can go a long way. It felt like it happened in slow motion. My fiancee, Megan, turned her shopping cart around in the Ikea line and I watched mutely as my brain made sense of the scene. We had an 8-foot long, rolled up rug sticking out of the cart, and it was heading directly toward the head of a nice, oblivious woman. All I could manage to do was say, “Hon! Hon!
Mower County’s half-cent sales tax to fund roads and bridges will officially start on Jan. 1, 2018, but commissioners maintained the move comes after continued failure by the Legislature to properly fund roads and bridges. The board unanimously agreed Tuesday to keep the sales tax approved last year while unanimously rejecting options to increase the wheelage tax from $10 to $20 and to add an aggregate tax.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".