Despite possessing the reaction time of Bruce Lee and the spatial awareness of Leonardo Da Vinci, I have had my share of winter automobile mishaps. Once, while creeping along in poor visibility, I T-boned a mini-van out on Herring Cove Road. On another occasion, I rear-ended a sedan driven by a figure then on the front page of this newspaper at the corner of South Park and Inglis streets.
I passed through Middle Musquodoboit for the first time in my life on Sunday, and there, thanks to the hospitality of strangers, found a pleasant place to wait out the grey, damp afternoon. Once every month or so, they gather there to talk about books in the building that once housed the Odd Fellow’s Lodge meeting hall, under the unblinking gaze of a moose head donated, I’m told, by one of the original Odd Fellows.
I was driving around north-end Dartmouth the other day, looking to get close to the narrows where the Imo and Mont Blanc collided, triggering the explosion that we’re still talking about a century later. Then, down a short, dead-end street that I’ve never been on in my life, I saw something that made me pull the car over and shut off the engine. You just don’t count on finding a cemetery in the shadow of the big stacks of Nova Scotia Power’s Tufts Cove Generating Station.
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".