When I was a kid, I can remember the moment my family discovered the wonder of hot, freshly made doughnuts, dripping in a sugary glaze. We lived in Virginia, in the suburbs of Washington D.C., and there was a Krispy Kreme in Falls Church, about 10 miles away. We would buy a box of a dozen of those hot, glazed doughnuts, bring them home, and within an hour they were gone. Suffice it to say that, ever since, my DNA has been forever imprinted with the doughnut gene.
While I am not an expert in any language besides English (and some might question if I'm actually an expert in that), I've always been a big believer in the value of being able to speak foreign languages. The seven-or-so years of French and Spanish classes I took in middle and high school growing up (plus a year of Latvian in college) have served me very well over the years, and I have tried my best to learn at least a handful of words -- Yes, No, Thank you, Where's the bathroom?
If you're like me, you've probably lost count of how many times you've flown in an airplane from one place to another. And if you're like me, you've probably also lost count of all the different things you've had to eat and drink along the way. But, according to flight attendants -- the men and women who should know -- there's one thing you might want to think twice about consuming on your next flight. A hot cup of coffee or any other drink that uses water from the airplane's onboard water system.
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".