Mount Rose. She loves winter. She makes her own weather, and she is ever so treacherous, yet people navigate her dangerous curves like she is the 24 Hour Le Mans. This is not to mention the fact that she is host to the highest summit in America that we attempt to keep open all winter long. That being said, I had a nice invitation to visit Kenny Guinn School in Las Vegas next month as Mark Twain.
A couple years ago, I was listening to my favorite Fats Domino CD while driving to the post office when I noticed the outdoor deck of our favorite tavern was full of solemn looking people having solemn looking conversations. So, I pulled up alongside the deck, cranked up the volume, and let Fats Domino work his magic. Inevitably, following a few looks of annoyance, everybody on the deck got up and started dancing. But let me back up a little.
Until you turn 70, Mother Nature does not know you exist, or care for that matter, but when you turn 70 you become an object of interest to her that was lacking before. As an example, we were out collecting trash in our lovely village when I spotted a piece of rubbish beneath a Manzanita bush, which I reached down to retrieve. As I managed to get a grip on an empty beer can, I stepped on a dead weed that exploded in my face.
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".