Along with what seems to be everyone else in the nation, I am suffering from either a mild flu or a nasty cold. So far, the major beneficiary of my malady has been my local drugstore, where I have been relying on the pharmacist to advise me on which secret remedies might make this illness go away or at least be minimized so I can function. It is of little solace to know that millions of other Americans will wind up suffering from the same illness.
All too often we forget that we are still the Motor Capital of the World. Maybe not the capital of music these days or anything else, but we are when it comes to cars. A couple of times a year, we publicly celebrate this for all the world to see. As a prelude to summer, only a week after the Indianapolis 500, we combine race cars and beautiful Belle Isle for a weekend of racing. Unique to Detroit are two Grand Prix races in one weekend.
I have always thought there were flaws in the way the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was put together. It appears to many people in the U.S. and Canada that the treaty favors Mexico greatly. Just look at where the investment is going. It would seem hard to refute that the treaty has done great things for Mexico at the expense of its northern neighbors. Whether we are talking about full-fledged assembly plants or supplier plants, Mexico is booming with new automotive investment.
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".