Last Tuesday was the 2018 Texas Primary. Since turning 18, I have never missed or taken for granted the privilege of participating in the election process. I'm reminded that in just 22 months, we'll turn the calendar to a landmark year in America's democratic process. It will be 2020, the 100th anniversary since Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing and protecting women's right to vote.
Friday afternoon, Feb. 23, was nasty weather. It was the sixth day in a row of that gray, wet cold that seeps into your bones and psyche with equal impact. We wondered if the usual Dan's Silverleaf happy hour crowd was coming out, much less the packed house for which we were hoping.
At last Tuesday's City Council meeting, Mayor Chris Watts read a proclamation acknowledging the importance of this achievement for Denton. Then on Friday, Dan's Silverleaf hosted a community-wide celebration sponsored by the city of Denton, Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau, Denton Music and Arts Collaborative and Hoochies Oyster House as Anthony presented the official Music Friendly Community certificate to City Council member Keely Briggs, who received it on behalf of Denton.
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".