I thought of this incident in the wrenching aftermath of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, when the most “liked” tweet in Twitter history came from Barack Obama. That outcome doesn’t happen by accident. Adults have a responsibility to help make the reverse of hate happen. To not inflame, misrepresent or dismiss. To be firm on what is simply unacceptable in our society. Just a few years later, this same boy was a guest at our daughter’s bat mitzvah and made an exuberant, admiring speech.
OK, maybe you’re not the whole reason. And you are definitely the reason I feel dread when yet another website asks me for yet another new password. A writer by trade, I still have zero creativity when it comes to quickly devising “irregular capitalization and a mix of numbers, letters and special characters.”You were the reason I nearly cried when I couldn’t access my email account on a deadline day. I recently had to change my password but to what? Now I had to start all over again.
I bracket these two women, one exiting, one entering provincial politics because there’s an undeniable interest these days in how women fare in the political arena. In many — but not most — political discussions, gender parity is seen as a priority.
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".