I used to play a little poker. Enough to know that if I sat at a table long enough with the right people I'd eventually have all their money. (And if I sat long enough with the wrong people they'd have mine.) I played enough to understand that poker isn't bingo; while there's an element of luck involved, over time class begins to show. Given enough time, probability is inevitable as gravity.
"I believe the common denominator of the universe is not harmony but chaos, hostility and murder." Someone shot Werner Herzog. Of course they did. It was in 2006, in the middle of an interview conducted by the BBC's Mark Kermode on the side of the road on a hillside overlooking Los Angeles, where Herzog had recently moved. Kermode says they set up outside to get an establishing shot of the Teutonic mystic "in his natural habitat." "In Germany I've somehow left the paved road," Herzog says.
Brad (Ben Stiller) has nothing to complain about. He's got a nice life, a comfortable existence with a handsome family that includes pretty wife Melanie (Jenna Fischer) and a bright (maybe brilliant) 17-year-old son, Troy (Austin Abrams). Brad runs his own nonprofit organization, one that helps other nonprofits navigate social media. Melanie works in local government, doing something vaguely do-gooderly.
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".