Remember playing telephone as a kid? The rules were pretty simple: a group of kids (players) sit in a circle, one person whispers a secret to the person sitting next to them, that person whispers the secret to the next person, and so on and so on until it reaches the last person who then repeats what they heard out loud to the group. After repeating the phrase enough times it will (theoretically) change little by little until it becomes a totally different statement.
Breaking news: a fully grown man competing for Team USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics gets his news from a magazine geared towards teenage girls. Meet Adam Rippon, an outspoken men's figure skater who touts some rather odd reasons for disliking our current nation's leadership. Rippon is the first openly gay male figure skater to compete for Team USA in the Olympics. Considering his lifestyle choices, a lot of news outlets want to know how he feels about politics and stuff.
People are still freaking out over Trump's alleged comments last week about foreign nations like Haiti and El Salvador. According to various flies in the room, Trump referred to these third world nations as "s***holes". He denies saying these words, while other people are saying it really happened. Whether it happened or not, it reminds me of the time Michelle Obama insinuated the equivalent about the United States. The year was 2008, President Obama had not yet been elected to office.
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".