The next time you get home from a hard day’s work, or perhaps when you finally get to take a seat on your sofa after finishing that last bit of mowing in the yard and weeding the garden, I want you to remember something important.Some lowlife is out there scamming people on the telephone, rather than earning an honest living.Here’s a word to the wise: if you win a sweepstakes or lottery of some type, no one calls you on the phone, and you never need to send money to redeem your prize.
It’s a natural human responce to our moments of extreme emotion: to believe that no one in the history of our family, our nation, even our world has undergone what we are experiencing in the moment.I said that such feelings were natural, not accurate.When we are born—while the precise moment is a memory that we don’t hold in our memories—we certainly have no understanding that any other being has ever been born before.
In my teaching career, and even during my time as a high school student, I have encountered several foreign exchange students attending our local rural school districts.Most of them held something in common that one might argue is lacking in the educational experience of a typical American teenager: I am referring to these international students’ knowledge of multiple languages.To state the obvious, they all knew two languages at least: their native speech and English.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".