A quarterback takes a knee instead of standing during our National Anthem, and a national swirl is born. Come next season the quarterback is without a job. A few more players kneel or sit and another raises his fist in a Black Power salute after a big play. The swirl over the protests continues. Why? Why are so many people so agitated at the quarterback, the other players, and their protests?
And now, my “endorsements” in the race for mayor of Charlotte. Candidates and voters anxiously await these words. Though the decisions are tough, I shall not shirk my responsibility. On the Republican side, there are two other candidates running along with Councilman Kenny Smith. I couldn’t find anything about them in the news – until one of them said voters should choose her because she's “white” – but Smith follows me on Twitter so he's obviously the guy.
Too quickly, it was over. The once-in-some-of-our-lifetimes solar eclipse reached its peak around 2:45 Monday. As the dark side of the moon began to move on and the heat of the day returned, I pulled off the protective glasses and walked back into my office. Then a few minutes later I found myself bounding downstairs, grabbing the ISO 123s, and running back outside. I wanted one more look. I realized I was seeing something with my own eyes that I may never see again.
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".