Almost immediately after DantĂŠ and I started dating, we realized a shared love of road tripping. In the first year we were together, DantĂŠ and I drove to Maine and took a trip to California to do a road trip. If our relationship was a quilt, you’d see a lot of squares devoted to cars. So when the opportunity to test drive a Lexus IS 200t during our latest trip to California manifested itself, we didn’t hesitate.
I was a typical tourist to California before September. I’d experienced greater Los Angeles at length, driven Highway 1 from San Francisco down to LA and back again. I’d been to San Francisco even more times than LA and I’d even gone so far as to call San Francisco home for a stint many years ago. I thought I knew California. I have a good laugh about that now. Are you like I was? Have you been to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Highway 1? Congratulations!
During my second safari, which was my first ever visit to Tanzania, I fell in love with Zebras during the Great Migration and I captured this photograph along with many others. Undeniably unusual in the great diversity of the Animal Kingdom, these stripes became hypnotizing to look at after a while. Even more so when you start to learn all the stories people have made up about why Zebras have stripes. Did you know a herd of Zebra are called a Dazzle?
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".