I need a new phone. My old phone, an iPhone 6, has developed a habit of freezing and turning off without notice. That might be because it’s getting old, or it might have something to do with my running over it in my driveway a couple months back. I’ve held off getting a replacement because I knew Apple was planning to announce a new lineup of iPhones. That happened Tuesday, and that announcement included the iPhone X, Apple’s 10th anniversary phone.
Turns out, the worst thing that can happen to some conservative policies is for Americans to get a really good look at them. Take Obamacare repeal. It was the cause that fueled the far right these past seven years. Conservatives seethed about the Affordable Care Act. Candidates won races talking tough about it. Enough of them won for Republicans to take control in Washington. You know what happened next. Americans, including Republicans, decided they didn’t really want to lose Obamacare’s benefits.
This year marked a bit of a milestone for me: I’ve lived longer in the South than in New England, where I was born and raised. I mentioned this to my wife, who is from Alabama, and I asked: Can I can claim myself as a Southerner now? I’ll pause while all the Southerners out there shake their heads “no.” But for those of you just stepping into our city, we should explain that Charlotte is a different kind of South.
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".