Thanksgiving is upon us. People are making plans for their feast. Turkey terror and holiday horror are taking hold in homes across America. People cooking the celebratory meal fear the feast will not be up to expectations. While suffering from the maladies of turkey terror and holiday horror, they are furiously making plans for Black Friday shopping. They are preparing to celebrate fearless conspicuous consumerism. Forgotten in the annual day of feasting is the reason we celebrate. Thanksgiving.
Chicago was built by merchant princes. The city was created upon a base of commerce and industry. Many of the original merchant princes were Yankees from the east. John Wentworth, William Ogden, Potter Palmer, Marshall Field, to name some. Later there were Pullman, Sears, Rosenwald, Ward, Goldblatt, Rothschild, and others. They invested in dry goods, manufacturing, food processing, commodity trading, transportation, and real estate.
Yesterday owner, Joe Ricketts, pulled the plug on the hyperlocal DNAinfo and Gothamist media sites he owned. The immediate closing was unexpected, though there were omens. DNAinfo laid off staff this past year. Ricketts cited losing money on the operations. The vote to unionize the New York City operations was also claimed as a reason for closing shop. He claims the union vote as making the organization less competitive in the online media world.
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".