2017 has been a garbage year, and I will not be sad to see it come to an end.There’s been so much awful stuff happening this year, just thinking about it is exhausting. Chaos and villainy in the government, myriad sexual harassment and assault charges, numerous devastating natural disasters, continuing reports of mass shootings, Donald Trump Jr.’s face — it’s all just been too much.
We are currently in the age of Peak TV, a term that highlights the plethora of quality programs available to viewers. From basic cable to streaming services to stealing your mom’s HBO Go password, there are so many prestige shows and so many platforms and channels providing them and so many devices to watch them all on, it is beyond an embarrassment of riches.But there gets to be a point where there is just too much stuff.
It’s been a banner year for horror: The brilliant satire “Get Out” broke box office records in February and garnered critical acclaim; Darren Aronofsky’s gonzo “Mother!” fascinated and enraged moviegoers; Donald Trump is still president; and the big-screen adaptation of “It” became the highest-grossing horror film of all time.As a horror film fanatic, I love to catch up on as many scary movies as I can around this time of year, with the chilly, windy weather and jack-o’-lantern-lit nights...
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".