Who would you want to judge you?Your Bubbe? Your Papa? Your Aunt Harriet?Years ago, on a spiritual retreat, a priest brought up Judgment Day, something the nuns scared us with back in Catholic school. “Who would you pick to judge you at the end of your life?” the priest asked us.The audience offered names of the people who loved them the most, their moms, favorite relatives, best friends and so on.
Cleveland Browns fans were shocked to see a dozen Browns players kneel during the national anthem before the Aug. 19 preseason game against the New York Giants.I was more shocked the team actually won the game.The players didn’t just take a knee to protest. They told reporters that they were actually praying.
The news came by email.Another cousin was gone.Heart attack. I read the email from my sister at least five times before I could believe it. Leslie had just turned 61. His daughter, EmilyRose, had just graduated high school. His son, Andrey, was just a few years out of high school.Leslie seemed so young.Of course he was. He was my age. The age you are is always too young for death.But once you hit 60, death starts knocking at the door. My mom died in November. I once had 22 aunts and uncles.
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".