Christmas is over. New Year’s festivities are over. Now comes the time of the year when Ohioans do what Ohioans do best … complain about the weather. Once again people in Ohio are shocked, appalled, and angry it is cold in January. I've lived here for 40 of my 45 years. It took me until around the age 5 to figure out there is a definite weather pattern in this state. Hot in summer, cold in winter. If you live in Ohio you know to leave your house prepared for cold, rain, hot, and snow EVERY DAY.
2017 is coming to a close and with it comes one of my favorite times on social media … watching people who work out regularly lose their minds because other people want to better themselves. We've all got that one friend who spends the month of January crying on Facebook about how they had to wait five extra minutes to get on a machine because Brenda the soccer mom joined their gym and is taking precious minutes out of their no carb workout life.
It is almost here. The holiday we love, and love to hate. Christmas. Once celebrated only in December it now starts in September. If you are like my mother, you listen to Christmas music in July. (The apple did fall far from the tree.) I was never a big fan of this time of year even as a child. It wasn’t that I had a bad childhood I just never got into the big production of it all.
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".