Throughout last year, many of us thought Donald Trump would be a very bad President. We said this based on what we knew about him: a painful amount about his personal and professional proclivities. His microscopic attention span. His transparent nastiness. His bravado. His divisiveness. His dishonesty. His I-alone-can-fix-it megalomania. His ignorance.
Suppose, 99 days into the Trump presidency, you, American citizen concerned about the future of the republic, were beginning to calm down just a little. Your blood pressure no longer spikes when you see each and every lying or irrational tweet by the President. Like a growing number of us, you just roll your eyes, or maybe have conditioned yourself not to care anymore. Suppose you are heartened by the defeat last night of the reincarnated Trumpcare.
When a dictator uses chemical weapons against his people, he should feel consequences. And the United States, the worldâ€™s most powerful nation and its purported moral leader, is in the best position to act. Which is to say, itâ€™s hard not to support President Trumpâ€™s decision to retaliate against Bashar Assad for gassing men, women and children. Trump certainly seemed emotional Thursday night when he explained innocent peopleâ€™s â€œslow and brutal deathâ€?
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".