I seem to meet a lot of people for my columns while I’m having my car serviced. Such was the case last week when I met Officer Barnes from Gastonia. I saw him come into the room, and I noticed he was wearing a gun. After telling the man behind the counter what he needed done to his car, he came and sat down in the waiting area. I asked him if he was a police officer, and he told me he was a parole officer.
When I ask people what is a moment in your life you will never forget, I never know what typeof answer I will get. Some answers are funny, some are sad, some are professional and some are paranormal. As you read the following story, ask yourself if you believe it.Not long ago I was in a jewelry store and, as I chatted with one of the employees I had known for a long time, she asked if I was still writing columns.
Darryl Bivens works at Our Home Furniture, where the company builds high-end furniture. He is the product development manager responsible for getting all the new samples ready from a picture to the actual finished product. He has worked there 10 years and is retired now but works three-to-four days a week to get things ready for market.He says he puts in so many samples for each furniture market. Most of the time it’s new furniture. He will get the frame built and get it sprung.
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".