“What are you drinking?” shouted the familiar-faced barkeep. Adam Bevier was standing behind the wooden partition, white rag in hand, trying to hear my alcohol order over the loud sounds of Toledo’s best band (IMO), The Bridges. The Blarney was packed this past Saturday night. As I threw back the refreshing concoction of Jameson and Crown Royal Maple, I looked outside the Irish tavern I noticed something else: the streets of Downtown Toledo were filled with people.
Editor’s Note: Brady Hall is entering the 7th grade at Washington Junior High. He has started a Facebook Page ‘Save the Washington Local Teachers. He was invited to write an op-ed piece for iHeartGlassCity. Lesley Snyder was my sixth grade teacher. That was until late in my sixth grade year when she was forced to resign because of a mistake she made. She was one of the best teachers I have ever had — she was very inspiring, loving and caring.
With the summer sports season upon us, I wanted to share a little reminder for parents — don’t be an asshole while sitting on the sideline. Like many parents raising children in the suburbs, sports is often the focal point of my day. My kids play travel basketball, travel softball, travel soccer and travel baseball. Yes, their games and practices consistently overlap and it takes a former logistics coordinator to map it all out. No, we are not crazy.
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 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
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".