Potty training is never particularly easy, but for Adrian Wood, teaching her little boy to use the bathroom has been more than tricky. Her toddler, Amos, has autism and other special needs, so they've been attending a "potty training camp" to try to help them through this process. "I had no illusions it would be simple. He has been dry each night and he goes on the potty and is excited, but the click hasn't happened," she wrote on her Facebook page, Tales of an Educated Debutante.
Kate Sanchez knows better than most that having a "medically complex child" puts you in a small community of parents. These moms and dads talk more about medical equipment and treatments than most and see more pictures of dying children or posts honoring those who have already passed than any person ever wants to see. "It seeps into your soul. Their sweet faces are seen in your sleep," she shared on Love What Matter's Facebook page.
When all of the kids in Naomi's class were getting excited for their school's big "Sports Day," this 8-year-old girl was less pumped about the situation. For this child with autism, any sport is a challenge, so practicing for egg and spoon races, hurdles, and sprinting are all difficult tasks. However, one classmate's reaction to having Naomi on her "team" threatened to ruin the entire experience.
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".