It’s the Holiday Season aka THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. I love to make the most of the Christmas season every year and do a few festive things every week of December to lead up to the big day. Through the stress of finals, it’s nice to take a study break once in awhile for some festivities. How many things on this list can you check off this year? Go Black Friday Shopping (or Cyber Monday if you don’t want to get out of bed) Hang Christmas Lights up on your house (or in your dorm!)
On November 13th, tragedy struck many Netflix users as How I Met Your Mother parted ways with the streaming service. The loss of this sitcom has left many users empty, in search of a light-hearted and comedic show to turn to for a daily pick-me-up. Sitcoms are a special kind of TV because the episodes are under 30 minutes, making them perfect for a study break, a bedtime ritual or an easy binge session.
Last Thursday, Disney released the cast for their newest project- a live action remake of The Lion King. The internet completely lost it, rightfully so, as the image below made it around all social media platforms. This has to go down as one of Disney’s best casts of all time. There has to be a “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” duet between Donald Glover and Beyoncé, right? Safe to say that the roles of Simba and Nala are in good hands.
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".