Geraldine Robertson was 11 years old when her father died and her mother was hospitalized with tuberculosis. Shortly after, a government agent collected Robertson and her two younger sisters from Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia, Ont., and put them on a train to Brantford, Ont. That was the beginning of Robertson’s experience at the Mohawk Institute Residential School.
The piercing screech of a rotary saw grates on the ears as Bruce Hutchinson, Jack Soule and I thread our way down a hall around a structure of two-by-fours covered in milky heavy plastic. In a few weeks, this structure will become the shaft for a new elevator, intended to make the second floor of Sydenham Street United fully accessible. Soon, construction workers will start carving up other parts of the Kingston, Ont., church building into new offices and rooms of various sizes.
There are many pilgrimage destinations: Mecca, Lourdes and Graceland, to name just a few. Among the most well known is the Camino de Santiago. The most popular route begins in France and, by various paths, leads to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, where the remains of St. James are reputed to be buried. People walk it for all sorts of reasons. Some go for the physical challenge. Others go looking for community among fellow travellers.
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".