SEATTLE — First, you notice the cranes. Dozens of them dot the skyline here, towering over the city like the tallest trees in the jungle. Thanks in large part to Amazon’s unrestrained growth, Seattle is in the middle of a building boom that makes Boston’s largest-ever construction surge look almost laughable. So when the company announced it would build a second headquarters, it seemed like every city with more than three stoplights started preparing a bid.
SEATTLE — You will know them by their bright blue badges. The Amazonians descend each morning on a once-shabby neighborhood called South Lake Union before they disappear into nondescript buildings bearing names such as “Ruby” and “Invictus” and “Houdini North.”They are mostly young, mostly male, and often wearing dress shirts and jeans. Sometimes, they carry bananas.
Maybe it’s a measure of just how stilted our national conversation is at the moment that so many people could not make sense of the banner unfurled from atop the Green Monster on Wednesday night. There were a mere six words, scrawled in white lettering on black drapery and intended as a historically honest and painful provocation:RACISM IS AS AMERICAN AS BASEBALLIt’s only a three-part puzzle. America, Baseball, Racism: Some assembly required. But plenty of people had plenty of questions.
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".