When Matt Berg arrived last week for his first day of membership in the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies, he assumed that the co-working space in downtown Burlington was just a convenient spot to make conference calls, check his email and grab a cup of coffee. Unbeknownst to him, the Burlington newcomer, who'd just relocated from Kenya two weeks earlier, had chanced upon a business accelerator space that's populated with other health-tech entrepreneurs just like him.
Fresh out of Harvard Law School, Chris Larson landed a job that most law school grads only dream about: He was hired by a large, prestigious law firm in Boston and given a 37th-floor window office overlooking Boston Harbor. There, he negotiated commercial real estate deals worth millions of dollars. "My first year out of law school, I made more money than I'll probably ever make again," he says. "And I was terminally bored."
Is Stewart's Shops guilty of the worst package-design fail of the decade? Or is the employee- and family-owned convenience store chain just a fervent advocate for truth in advertising? The answer may depend on your personal taste in beer. This week, a Seven Days reader and regular visitor to New York's North Country wrote us to inquire about the design of the beer can for Stewart's store-brand discount lager, Mountain Brew Beer Ice.
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".