With cellphones, no more hidingTwo years ago I was in Dallas and after boarding the bus back to San Antonio, I discovered that I had lost my iPhone 5S. I panicked. What to do? Tell me your phone number and I can find it for you, a fellow passenger reassured me. I gave him my number and, using the “Find My Phone” feature, he located it in the bus terminal. Next he locked my phone so it could not be used by whomever might find it. Then we called the number and a man answered.
A longing for the return of the American spiritI’m just two days away from celebrating yet another birthday, and I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, thinking about what it was like back in 1943, when I was just 10 years old. Our country was smack dab in the middle of World War II. We lived in the bottom level of a wood frame house on Chicago’s far northwest side. There was a single coal stove in our dining-room to heat the entire house.
We are more alike than we are different. But I am me and you are you. Stereotyping is classifying or labeling people based on some set of common denominators — blond, red-head, black, white, brown, tall, short, fat, skinny, Democrat, Republican, smoker, nonsmoker, baby boomer, millennial. When we lump people together as a group, we ascribe certain characteristics, behaviors or attitudes to everyone in that group, often based on misinformation we have heard or read.
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".