The closer we get to the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the more excited I get to wake up each morning. Not because I'm a huge fan of spidery men, but because I'm obsessed with Emma Stone and I'm so beyond thrilled that she's crawling out from the hidey hole she's been in and embarking on a press tour for the movie. Like Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Kendrick, the cast of Mean Girls and Blue Ivy, Emma's on my permanent BFF fantasy slumber party list.
I love TV. I love it so much that I found a way to make watching it part of my job. So I completely understand being obsessed with a TV show. I also understand wanting to watch a plot unfold without knowing what will happen next. I can count at least 16 times I thought I was having a suspense-induced heart attack while watching something.
I recently left the country. On vacation. It wasn’t like an on-the-run type of situation. And I did something that I’ve never been able to successfully do before—I didn’t check my email once. As a Muse editor, I’m all too familiar with all the science that says you need to truly disconnect to get the full benefits of your time away. So, on this trip, I left determined not to check my inbox at all. And I did it!
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".