I wrote a story on Tuesday about The Rev. Brent La Prince Edwards' attempt to be the Men's Health Magazine's Ultimate Guy, and make it on the cover of the popular magazine. Part of the judging is by popular vote. I mentioned the voting deadline was June 20, but that was the application deadline. The voting deadline is July 5, so you still have time to help push an Asheville hero on to the national scene! Who says pastors can't be the picture of fitness, with lean physiques and martial arts quickness?
Blue Ridge Parkway rangers have started their weekly free nature programs and hikes. These are an excellent opportunity to get a taste of the parkway from an expert’s point of view, and a pretty much guaranteed way to not get lost in the woods. Rangers will lead an easy, 2.2-mile round-trip hike on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail from the Mills River Overlook to Elk Pasture Gap starting at 10 a.m. Friday, June 23. Explore the famous Shut-In Trail and learn about the man who put Mills River on the map.
Ever heard of Hayesville? It's time to get acquainted, and to Vote for Hayesville! The tiny town tucked way out in the western region of Western North Carolina's Clay County, is getting some national attention. Reader’s Digest magazine and Nextdoor, the neighborhood network, announced today, June 22, the 10 finalists in the first annual “Nicest Places in America” contest, a national crowd-sourced hunt for "exceptional places whose people exemplify ways of life the country needs more of today."
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".