During his second voyage to the New World in 1493, Christopher Columbus sighted a tiny island that rose dramatically from its shoreline to volcanic peaks in the interior. He named the dot of land Sant Jago Saint James), after the Patron Saint of Spain. Due to misinterpretation of the name on maps by explorers who followed Chris to the area, it came to be known as San Cristobal (Saint Christopher), and that name – shortened to St. Kitts – stuck.
As the legend goes, the nephew of the owner of an inn located in St. Augustine, Florida, fell in love with a servant girl named Lily. The pair conducted their secret affair by sneaking into vacant guest rooms. When the uncle unexpectedly walked in on the lovers, he fired the servant and ordered the young man never to see her again. Distraught over that prospect and unwilling to follow his uncle’s dictate, the nephew is said to have taken his own life.
On my last trip to Italy, I decided to do something different. I would dedicate myself to the task of learning Italian, and plan an itinerary that would take us through backroads and the lesser-known parts of Italy. As our journey unfolded, I found myself falling more in love with Italy’s rustic charm. Behind the Dolce and Gabbana glamour of Milan or the magnificent Colosseum of Rome was hidden the authentic Italy: sleepy Assisi, medieval Bologna, and the olive lined streets of Rufina.
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".