I am really opinionated on being opinionated. It’s alright to hold your values as truths, but I believe you’re setting yourself up for failure if you’re not open to other opinions that could help better your own world view. However, Trump supporters will always piss me off.- Alex Myers, Asst. Opinion EditorI believe it is important to refrain from forming fixed ideas and to keep an open mind, which restricts me from forming biases and allows me to be malleable.
When Lauren McGoodwin graduated in 2009, she entered a job market that was slammed by the recession. For the millions of highly qualified, ambitious, and hungry graduates, the opportunities available to them were dismal at best, and McGoodwin found herself treading in those murky waters. She felt lost and without guidance on where and how to start the next step of her life.
Some Calgary artists say while the economy has taken a toll on the city, it's bringing out the creativity in some Calgarians and offering a unique business opportunity. Last year, after deciding to give up on selling his large paintings, Brian "Bunny" Batista opened an art studio, called Atelier Artista, at cSPACE in the 100-year-old King Edward School. Very quickly he discovered the fizzling economy was pushing some Calgarians to reconnect with their passion.
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".