After what was likely a successful and frenetic Christmas (I am writing this before Christmas and praying that I found the last items I am looking for), I am looking forward to some quiet reflection about the mysteries of life and naps. In particular, I will be further pondering the size of puffins and platypuses. You see, in the coming year, there is a strong possibility that my family and I will be going to Iceland.
There is nothing more beautiful than a summer rain. There is an infinite number of things more beautiful than a frigid November rain. When it started to rain last week, I was depressed and annoyed and worried about slippery roads. However, as the temperature started to warm up, the most amazing thing happened - the snow on my driveway started to melt. This is significant because due to an increasingly bananas lifestyle, the whole "driveway maintenance" thing has fallen down the list of priorities.
There comes a time in this twilight period between autumn and winter where I try, as hard as I can, to ignore the impending season change. There are many winter jobs to do when you live in Prince George. And I don't like them. At all.No, I don't want to rip out the skeletal remnants of my rotting garden. I want to close my eyes and remember those two beautiful days when my garden was lush, beautiful and healthy. No, I don't want to plant my garlic in the cold, cold soil.
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".