After this last mass shooting in Florida, I had a vision: that mothers will finally be the ones to change the world and get our lawmakers to step up. Do not underestimate the power of mothers to change the world. We are patient. We are persistent. And we will ultimately prevail. We always do. Think about it: Any mother who gets four kids onto a bus with all the right shoes on the correct feet is a miracle worker. Any mother who can manage to help with math homework day in and day out is a genius.
A lot has changed in our house since our youngest left for college in the fall and we became empty nesters. There’s no one to yell at to take out the garbage. No one to make sure dinner is ready for promptly at 6 p.m. and then have it consumed in 15 minutes after some sports practice. And now that it’s February, the only reason I know Valentine’s Day is coming up is I keep tripping over valentine’s candy at Wegmans.
When we moved to Rochester, my friends in Washington, D.C., said, “That’s so great—you’ll have a much shorter car ride to your parents in New York.” I had to conduct quick New York state geography lessons to explain that Rochester was actually farther away from New York City than D.C. They didn’t believe me, so I kept having to explain over and over that Rochester is closer to Toronto than it is to New York City.
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".