If you have a writer in your life, the chances are that you’ve been seeing them progressively less and less this month, and whenever you did manage to catch a glimpse of them, they mumbled something like “wrimo and daily wordcount” and ran back to their laptop. Don’t despair, your friend is likely participating in NaNoWriMo, a national novel writing month, the goal of which is to write 50,000 words in a single month. If that fast-typing evasive creature aka wrimo is you, let me congratulate you!
Many things can happen in seven years. According to science, our bodies make a huge set of new cells every seven or so years. There are 2,555 days in seven years, and looking back at this time, which I spent immersed with Bushwick Daily, I am humbled and overwhelmed with many feelings, especially because I know that my seven-year cycle as the owner of this website is coming towards its final stretch.
An unassuming bakery and coffee place in Bushwick claims to have the best cupcakes and chocolate cake in the USA. And they're getting celebrity attention. Bake Shop, located on 995 Flushing Ave. (corner Bogart St.) has been building a name even among A-listers such as Katie Holmes or cool rappers of the moment such as Princess Nokia. A Bushwick Daily reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, spotted actress Katie Holmes at Bake Shop on two occasions last week.
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".