Holy fucking shit. Lady Gaga’s Netflix doc, Five Foot Two, is one of the most intimate artist portrayals I have seen in a very long time. I’ve always felt so similar to her in a lot of ways but last night as I watched the film, I was able to see how our personal, emotional, mental sensibilities are practically identical. And I think it has something to do with being destined performers and a whole lot to do with being women. I really think a lot of women are going to relate to her realness.
I met my music producer, L-Spex, by chance. I was in the middle of my Gabby B May Cause Miracles 40-days, and I hadn’t quite figured out that I was going to pursue singing. I had, however, started to deal with the fears surrounding my voice. I started to admit to myself that if I was going to do a clean sweep, bringing every single fear to the fore, I was going to have to sooner or later, deal with why I don’t sing in front of people. AKA my biggest fear.
Last night Alex and I gave a talk on blogging and digital marketing at UofT’s School of Continuing Studies. It’s quite amazing to see these topics taken seriously in the academic world. When I was a student, blogs were things we kept outside the classroom; it was a novelty to talk about Facebook and Twitter in grad seminars, citing those social media as examples of social and cultural phenomena.
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".