My friend arrived at the restaurant in really good spirits. Her eyes sparkled, and she seemed happy. When we sat down at our table, she shared her news. She’s in her late 80s, and she’s been studying the Scriptures since she was 2. She was the youngest of 12 children, raised in a Baptist family that immigrated to Ohio from Sweden. As her mother would iron the family’s clothing, she would teach her toddler short Bible verses.
The year that I graduated from the eighth grade, my mom wasn’t doing very well. Her mind was fractured by mental-health problems, and I begged my Aunt Sally to let me come and visit for the summer. I still remember how she paused at my request, and then said, “You can come, but you have to practice your piano.”When I arrived at her home in Milwaukee, she pointed to the piano bench, which contained a wide variety of sheet music.
Since I retired about 21 months ago, I’ve been having a lot of fun. One of the first things I did was join an exercise class for seniors. I love my classmates, and I have come to admire them for their energy and their spunk. They certainly aren’t going gently into that good night. I turned off my alarm clock; and irony of ironies, I began rising earlier than ever. I started purging closets and drawers, and I spent time in my garden.
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".