On most days, it would be easy to dismiss the Charlottesville demonstration as misguided and anachronistic, a childish display from a fringe group of white-skinned primitives who comprise maybe 0.001 percent of the American population. But we can’t do that, because one of those people decided to drive a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer in the process.
There’s a scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Chevy Chase’s neighbor walks outside to see Randy Quaid emptying a chemical toilet into the sewer. That’s the inevitability of the holiday season. It’s a time for giving, for friends, and for family, but there’s usually that one relative who just winds up being a pain in the ass. They’re the one you casually dodge while settling down to watch the NBA games instead.
The 1700 block of Germantown Avenue might provide the apex of visual juxtaposition in the City of Philadelphia. A fallen street lamp lies before a graffiti-covered wall, a facade topped with prison-style razor wire choked with shredded plastic bags. The backside of the triangular-shaped property features a gigantic airplane mural and mounds of concrete and dirt, sitting adjacent to a small urban garden, a rusty gate, and another painted urban canvass.
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".