We are living in dark times, my friends. As of late, our beautiful America has seen some of its darkest days in the midst of the raging storm that is the Charlottesville, Virginia administration. For those of you who have been living under a rock, a riot broke out in Charlottesville between two extremist groups, leading to an individual losing their life. And all of this violence was sparked by… the removal of a General Robert E. Lee statue.
Yesterday, ESPN conducted a fantasy draft auction. I actually had no idea at the time because honestly, I do not watch ESPN. In an extremely controversial turn of events later that morning, Shaun King tweeted the following:There are real racial problems in America:We actually have real racism issues out there, and Shaun is out chasing bullshit Fantasy Football Auctions. In other words, he is the absolute worst. What’s next?? I hate people who profit from racism.
For nearly two months, the ESPN 97.5 signal has been distorted. Honestly, this issue really didn’t effect me because I usually listen via stream. That being said, I have a few WiFi “dead spots” in my area. And when I lose my internet strength… I switch to regular radio. Let it be known that I need afternoon talk radio in my ear. So much that I have actually discovered new routes to my home in order to avoid avoid these “dead spots.” So thank you ESPN 97.5, for adding twenty minutes to my commute.
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".