On my first day at this job, I wrote about the Pulse shooting in Orlando. It was one year ago that a gunman opened fire in a gay nightclub during Pride month, killing 49 people and injuring many others. It’s the deadliest mass shooting on record in America, a hate crime where a majority of the victims were queer and latinx. Watching the aftermath of the Pulse shooting unfold made me aware of the fact that as a queer person, my safety is not guaranteed.
It’s that time of year when we are packing up our shit yet again to move into another apartment, hopefully one that’s cheaper and/or has a washer and dryer on site. As we pull things down from shelves and out of closets, we’re thinking to ourselves, do we really need all this crap? Moving makes me a bit crazy. There always comes a breaking point when I want to say “f*ck it” and get rid of everything that doesn’t fit into a suitcase. Who needs possessions anyway? Isn’t love all we need?
Late last year, going out in downtown San Jose was getting a bit stale. Some old favorites were closing their doors forever, a handful of otherÂ places that went just as quickly and quietly as they came. Call us picky, but we were a bit fed up with trekking all over the South Bay looking for cool places to hang out. Luckily this spring, downtown’s SoFA district is seeing new life breathed into it with the opening of some new bars and restaurants.
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".