I am safely home from a family vacation. It began with a flight to Denver to visit my daughter Sara and her family in Fort Collins. The big excitement there was the appearance of Ian and Claire in the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”I then flew on to Reno, Nevada; they made the same trip driving. My flight into Reno met one that my daughter Beth, her husband Mike, and their daughter Rachael were on from Chicago. From the airport we drove to our destination, a ski house on Donner Lake in California.
Sign up for one of our email newsletters. In a recent column regarding a 1797 map of Pennsylvania, I mentioned my puzzlement about the term “Fowler's” appearing on the east side of Chartiers Creek, south of the present-day Bridgeville. The mystery has been solved by one of my former students at Pitt. I was delighted to receive an email from Sonya Gray, a 2010 Pitt graduate.
Sign up for one of our email newsletters. The Bridgeville Area Historical Society “Second Tuesday” workshop for July continued its review of the history of Bridgeville High School. The Class of 1926 was the first to spend its senior year in the new building on Gregg Avenue. Consequently, we spent the evening discussing that class and the consequences of moving to the new facility. It is difficult to imagine the culture shock this class experienced.
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".