We’ve all heard the saying, “There’s a thin line between love and hate.” The 1966 song by The Persuaders is about a relationship that, on the surface, seems normal…but then goes very wrong…telling the story of a woman who has had clearly enough of her man’s evil ways. It’s powerful, and was ahead of it’s time for certain. It’s also the tale of how feelings can quickly turn on a dime. In this instance, I can say that the title also reflects the feelings one can have for themselves.
If you’ve read my words for any length of time, then you know the past few months have been a challenge to say the least. I fell victim to a deception that I participated in and exacerbated, that ultimately ended up badly for everyone involved. It was a mistake, and one I would love to move on from as quickly and painlessly as possible. I’m sure that everyone involved feels the same way. Let’s just move on with our lives.
This may be one of the hardest things I’ve ever written…On February 26th, 2014…I walked into 250 Commercial Street and was formally introduced to my new team. It was a day full of excitement and hope for the future. I was giddy. I met some truly amazing people, and felt within seconds that I had found my permanent home. The staff was so accommodating and ready to win, and I couldn’t wait to lead them into battle. Over the course of nearly 3 ½ years, they became my family.
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".