When positive and good things happen, many people fail to stay grounded and break out the rose-colored glasses. I am referring to the White Sox general manager Rick Hahn's recent extensive trades and deals, and his elevated status. He is now being referred to as a "shrewd" business man who has been able to take advantage of poor little teams like the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox and the Washington Nationals, all clubs currently in contention.
I was channel flipping this past Sunday morning while checking Twitter and someone said it’s time for Federer. I thought, Wimbledon is on, why not tune in? So I did, just in time to see Roger win three straight sets and knock off Marin Cilic to cement his legacy as the greatest tennis player ever. Billie Jean King has been saying the same thing for years, and commented how remarkable it is for him to still have the passion for the game at 35 years old.
As the second half of the baseball season gets underway, Chicago fans will be looking for a much-needed surge from the Cubs and just some steady improvement from the White Sox. The Cubs' first half was not a mirage, and a combination of four or five factors -- raning from injuries to subpar performances -- resulted in a very disappointing 43-45 record.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".