The most inappropriate remarks from Sunday's 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards didn't come from host Kathy Griffin. Instead, they dripped from the mouths of social media personalities Brittany Furlan, Lauren Elizabeth, Jessica Harlow, and Meghan Rosette. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hired the quartet via an open casting call. Bad move. These "hosts" (I use the term lightly) clearly put more prep work into their appearance than their jobs.
Reigning Olympic champion Yuna Kim makes her Sochi debut in the ladies short program. The South Korea sensation hopes to become the first woman since Katarina Witt to defend her title, but will be challenged by two talented teens: Julia Lipnitskaia and Gracie Gold. Lipnitskaia helped lead Russia to team gold last week, and has shown maturity that far exceeds her 15 years. Team USA will be led by 19-year-old Gracie Gold, who skated flawlessly in the team event.
The first of the individual figure skating events -- the pairs short program -- will be contested today. Yahoo Sports' Lawrence Yee will live blog highlights from the competition. You can tweet him questions @lawryee. Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov and Germany's Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy are among the favorites for a medal. Two American teams -- Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir and Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay -- will also compete.
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".