I have a darned jingle which resonates, echoes, and vibrates in my head and it won’t go away. I want it to GO AWAY! If you have kids or are near them perhaps you’ve heard it too. If you haven’t you will. Have you ever seen a herd of kids hunched together in a group? Then one or two of them points and yells. Then there is screaming and general chaos. Well, it’s a kids-cabal and I plan to spill the beans and warn parents the world over. I’m going to break the kids' secret code. But then again I have too.
"I've been noticing gravity since I was very young." I needed to complete a two-week observation at an early childhood setting and ended up at Little Bears Day Care Center. The class had 15 students, eight boys and seven girls. The teacher, a motherly woman hedging her early 50s, put me at ease immediately. "We are so pleased to have a male here for the students. Usually, we overflow with female visitors and many of the kids live with moms or grandparents." "I'd like to match you up with a boy."
My sister, who lives in far off Connecticut, bestowed me with a present after her wedding. “Up in the attic there’s a footlocker,” she said, “with your old stuff in it. I’ve been saving it for years, ever since you started teaching all over the planet. You might want to check it out and take some stuff back to California.”I found the footlocker in the attic beneath a pile of her own possessions. I pulled it out, opened it, and stared. Bundles of letters, decades old, crowded the footlocker.
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".