Xavier Dphrepaulezz leans forward on a wooden bench inside Bicycle Coffee near Oakland's Jack London Square, wrapping his hands around a cup of freshly brewed joe. Steam rises to the collar of his black dress shirt, which is riddled with decorative air holes and accented by a denim tie. A grey fedora atop his head straddles puffs of thick, curly hair lightly peppered with gray.
The man next to me is slumped over on the floor in front of his seat. He's grabbing at the waist-high brick barrier that keeps the audience off the field at AT&T park. His head hangs below his shoulders as if he might puke.
Last week's riot at University of California Berkeley has raised some big questions about the future of the free speech movement. A divided campus - which once incubated the ideals of the 1960s - was sent into lockdown as it struggled to balance inclusive values with its legacy of fighting for the right to voice your opinion, however ugly it may be.
As a child my family gathered around the TV to watch Trump fire Omarosa (and a bunch of other people) from a reality tv show. Same thing is happening now, but in the white house. Bizarro world. https://t.co/WbT2bnLVZo
Broadening my ambitions. Goal for 2018 is to improve the lives of thousands of freelance writers by reducing the wait time for payment after publication of their articles down to zero. Anything less will be a personal failure.
Just read an article with the phrase "There’s a lot to unpack there, but we don’t really have the energy to do so right now." Huh? You're the writer of the article. Drink a coffee and figure it out or quit your job. Is this a first draft? lol
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".