It’s another anniversary or as some call it, another birthday! It’s a special day to me and because on this day in 2007, I was declared CANCER FREE!!! It’s been a long journey for me and my family. It was hard to hear the words, ‘You’ve got cancer.” It’s some of the hardest words for anyone to hear. But from the beginning, I knew I had to fight, not just for me, but for my mom who died from another form of cancer. I had to survive.
Recently, I read a story of a college student, sophomore Chris Jorgensen from Iowa, who tweeted a picture of a Pop Tart & cheese sandwich to his 1100 followers. He captioned the picture by saying, “You ain’t from Iowa if you never had one of these.” Well, his tweet went viral. Iowans that saw his tweet weren’t afraid to voice their opinions. They blasted him by saying they were grossed out and even refused to claim him as one of their own.
I had a very productive weekend. Honestly, it was empowering. I moved into my house in 2011, and in my kitchen was the ugliest wallpaper. I’ve hated it since day one, wanting to get rid of it, but something has held me back from getting rid of it. I heard the horror stories of removing it. Fast forward to 2017, and I finally couldn’t stand looking at the ugly, discolored, out-dated, uneven, seam showing, glued-on monstrosity on my walls any longer.
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".