In 1997, Bernard Amadei decided that his Boulder home’s landscaping needed a touch-up. So the University of Colorado Boulder civil engineering professor did what anyone in his situation would do: He called a local landscaping company. The men who came to his house happened to be from Belize, and shared stories of their home country with Amadei as they worked. Once they finished the job, they left, and Amadei never expected to hear from them again. But he did.
Hydration therapy has swept the Mile High City over the past few years, as athletes, senior citizens, and poor hungover mortals search for an easy solution to dehydration. (Customers receive IV solutions of saline, vitamins, and minerals to refresh their systems.)
23 Ideas That Could Change The Way You Teach JournalismAJR is the publishing partner for the Journalism Interactive 2014 conference, held April 4 and 5 in College Park, Md, where Richard Koci Hernandez opened the event with a talk about visual storytelling. Here, in 23 bullets, are tips from UC Berkeley School of Journalism assistant professor Richard Koci Hernandez. First, give your students inspiration.
Engineers Without Borders USA (@EWBUSA) has done some awesome things in its 15 years of existence. In honor of the nonprofit's anniversary, I wrote about how the whole thing started at @CUBoulderhttps://t.co/hycjMj1FpA
We've got just about a week until Thanksgiving travel kicks into high gear. Use these tips from Denver-based @TafariTravel to make your flying experience (a little) more pleasurable: https://t.co/8l79hc6nsL
Award-winning Colorado author @HelenLThorpe immersed herself in Denver South High School's introductory English language class to see how refugee and immigrant teens navigate a new country - the resulting book, The Newcomers, is out today https://t.co/ZXUdDji0mn
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".