Dick Button is one of the most important people in figure skating, having won the gold medal in 1948 and 1952, and then spent much of the rest of his life building up U.S. figure skating. Now, at age 88, he’s putting his skating and commentary knowledge to use on Twitter. Button, with the best Twitter name out there, gives a quick note, little bit of encouragement or something to work after nearly every performance. And sometimes the advice is for all skaters, not just ones on Olympic ice.
Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu won gold in the men’s figure skating event at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, just as he did four years ago in Sochi. Since then, he’s won a world championship, too. The last person to do that was Dick Button, who won gold for the U.S. in 1948 and 1952. No, your eyes don’t deceive you. It’s been 66 years since a man was able to defend his title in the Olympics. Hanyu’s feat is even more impressive when you consider how skating has changed in the past four years.
I celebrated South Korea’s Lunar New Year the same way that I do it back home. I made a few resolutions. Resolution No. 1: This year, I’m gonna drink less pop. Just one a day. OK. Whoops. Bad move. I busted that in about 45 minutes. But resolutions are made to be broken, right? So I turned on my TV and started looking for the college football bowl games. Nothing. I couldn’t even find Ryan Seacrest. Alas, I have found the one place on Earth where he does not do a show.
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)
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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".