- For at least the last 68 years, children all around the world have built memories building creations with Lego blocks. And for the last 13 years, sales of Legos rose annually, often by double-digit percentages, until Tuesday when the company announced its sales fell in the first half of this year and it planned to lay off 1,400 workers, or 8 percent of Lego's international workforce.
- In a three-room Airbnb in Long Island City, 21 minutes by car from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, three men bustled about a one-person kitchen Wednesday morning, stringing rackets, preparing breakfast, and reserving a practice court for the 222nd-ranked female tennis player in the world on her 26th birthday. "This is huge," Jacqueline Cako said. "Up until this point in the year we haven't made any money."
- If you've ever considered a cabbage cantata, wondered what pitches one might persuade from a pumpkin or devoted any degree of thought to the timbre of a tuber, know that on Long Island there lives a man who is way ahead of you. "There are people on YouTube who put a clarinet mouthpiece on a carrot," Dale Stuckenbruck said, Wednesday. "That's not the real deal."
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".