We had so much fun last year, we decided to do it again. The Times Media Sports Awards are coming Wednesday night, and they're a blast. This year's event is headlined by Minnesota Vikings standout (and former Minnesota prep star) Adam Thielen and hosted by Eric Perkins of KARE 11. But the real stars of the night are several hundred of Minnesota's best prep athletes who excel in disciplines ranging from Nordic skiing to football, tennis to track.
We live and breathe the public's right to debate and disagree. We think civil discourse is vital to building and maintaining a vibrant community, and we even think cracking jokes is good for the soul. So why did we ban you from our Facebook page? It's a great question, and it's one with lots of answers. But let's start with the most surprising one first. Why did we ban you from commenting on the SCTimes Facebook page? We probably didn't -- statistically speaking, anyway.
One of the perks of my job is getting out of the office. You get invited to lots of events, and you get to meet great people at all of them. In the past few weeks I have been lucky enough to reconnect with friends at the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce's Business Awards Luncheon and at the Anderson Center Speaker's Forum.
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".