PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS - During the holiday season, many of us are enjoying gifts and fellowship with the ones we love. And that includes one Central Texas family, who says the best thing they've gotten this Christmas is each other. Inside one Pflugerville home, the sights and sounds of Christmas are everywhere. The kids are busy making sure the tree looks perfect, and when asked what they're thankful, 7-year-old Tyrone pipes up, "My family!"
A former UT football player, now a sports announcer, is lending his time and talents this week to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of the Austin Area. He's also is making sure some of those kids are prepared to bite off all they can when it comes to moving up in the world. The sound of clinking glasses is all that can be heard inside one meeting room at the Four Season's hotel downtown. "All that clanking!" marveled modern manners expert Sharon Schweitzer. "Can we stir quietly?"
Summer camp is a time for fun, friendship and learning. This past week some volunteers took that mission to heart and helped children with physical and developmental delays learn to ride a bike. For some, it was the ride of their lives and the first of many steps down the road to independence. You may have heard the saying "life is like riding a bicycle" - but for some, there are a few more bumps in the road that must be overcome.
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".