If the National Sailing Hall of Fame moves to Annapolis, we should NEVER refer to Annapolis as the Sailing Capital of the World. We don’t want or deserve the title, and everybody in the sailing community will know we didn’t fight to retain the title. This is what happens when we don’t have a clear vision of what we want to be. Nobody’s singularly to blame, yet we’ve all got chum on our hands.
We like to think we live in the most challenging times. The struggles have never been like this before. Crime, political malfeasance, runaway taxes and unappreciative, lazy youth are ruining this country. Every generation says they’ve got it the worst. They’re all right. And they’re all wrong. Race riots, assassinations and Vietnam made the 1960s the worst. Adults hated hippies. Disco, Nixon and Deep Throat made the 1970s the absolute worst.
“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.”Atticus Finch’s words ring just as true today as when Harper Lee published them in 1960. They present a challenge to us as we enter 2018. If we hold ourselves to our highest ideals, perhaps we can manage to pull ourselves off of our phones and engage in meaningful pursuits with fellow humans. Since no two people share the same moral compass, we must find common principles to find the best of ourselves in 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".