Dear Snow, How are you? I hope you are well. I am afraid that I have some difficult things to tell you. I am writing you a letter to best express my feelings and to make sure that you do not get the wrong idea. We have been friends for a long time, you and me, and I hope that you know how highly I hold you in my esteem. This last winter, we have settled in and enjoyed many days together - half the year even! - playing and sledding. I admit, we have had some good times together, Snow.
I am nearing the end of my last semester of classwork in my master's program. For those who don't know the extent of my masochism, I enrolled in a full-time master of arts in English program last semester on top of a full-time job, two kids under six and a busy family life. So far, it has been going well. Now that time has passed and hell on Earth has arrived. Last semester I took two classes and it was manageable so this semester I decided to do three classes because who needs sleep, right?
A few years ago, after a strange trip down the rabbit hole of the internet, my husband and I discovered that both he and the kids were eligible to become Hungarian citizens. After a thorough amount of research (including whether or not he or the kids would suddenly get called into military service or if we would owe taxes in Hungary), we discovered that the process was not precisely easy but doable.
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".