I had a great conversation today with a friend who’s forming a group in New Orleans to endure protests and marches aren’t co-opted by political thugs from any side of the ideological spectrum. When he’s ready to go public I’ll gladly share all relevant detsils. A cursory glance at the headlines confirms the crying need to reclaim public spaces and gatherings from political thugs from any side of the ideological spectrum. Nadra Enzi aka Cap Black is founder of the volunteer Cap Black Street Patrol.
The above graphic ( my words; Justin Tyme’s digital magic ) is our unity message in the wake of the Charlottesville,VA., race riot. It’s meant to inspire folks to creatively address a widening divide in our body politic. Some are amused by it and others say it’s much needed affirmation for their individual support of unity. When two guys calling themselves ” Cap Black ” and the ” Redneck Superman ” tell America the exceptional comes in many forms, it makes people do a double take.
Clark Kent had supposedly caught a bad cold and could not come to work that morning at the Daily Star newspaper. In truth, Superman caught a protection mob shaking down shop owners in Metropolis’ Skid Row area. As he leapfrogged from roof to roof, Superman felt like he could sometimes almost hover. He told himself that was impossible until he recalled that being able to jump an eighth of a mile was supposed to be impossible, too. He decided to get out today and see where he could help out.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".