For seven years, Johnston negotiated with the archivists to give him the negatives for scanning, but they were reluctant to let the valuable piece of history out of their hands. Instead, an alternative was offered up: they would do the scanning and provide the digital files to Johnston, in exchange for permanently donating the collection to the Archives.
Jeana Rogers has the same problem a lot of us do: no time. Her search for a solution got creative last week, when she posted an ad on Kijiji looking for a “live in dog sitter/house-husband.”"I guess I am kind of whimsical, and maybe a little impulsive," said Rogers, who squeezed in an interview while out walking her dog. "I'm just so frustrated with everything, and I want some help, and I am just putting this out there because it will be funny."
Last week, while everyone else was worried about an impending “cyclone bomb” winter storm hitting Moncton, Courtney and Billy Smith had bigger things to think about: impending brain surgery. In December, the Times & Transcript told the story of Courtney Chapman, now Smith, who put out a call on Facebook asking how to get married quickly. The reason? Billy, her partner of nine years, with whom she has three children, including six-month old twins, was scheduled to have brain surgery on Jan. 5.
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".