When I started Legal Nomads in 2008, I planned for a sabbatical — not a career change, One year turned into several, and Legal Nomads has become a platform for public speaking, long form narrative, and photography. In the process of building this site I have continued to hone my ability to communicate with others effectively, working on the craft of writing and the ways that stories can change peoples’ lives.
The Best Way to See a Solar Eclipse? On a Ferry in MyanmarOf all the experiences I had during my many weeks in Myanmar, the one that was most unexpected was watching a solar eclipse on a slow ferry to Mandalay. The boat trip wasn’t in my itinerary — to be fair, I didn’t even have an itinerary. I simply criss-crossed the country and opened up to experiences that came my way. I knew I had to get to Mandalay, and thought I would take the train south after my colorful time at the Kachin State Fair.
I recently spent a month on the island of Syros, in Greece. A friend of a friend had a house, the house was empty, we were all invited to use it before high season began. Though Syros is in the Cyclades, a group of islands that includes the popular Mykonos and Ios, I had never heard of it before my trip. This was my first trip to Greece, so it’s fair to say that I hadn’t done much research, but of all the islands in the news, Syros was conspicuously absent.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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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
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