Blake Shelton was named People's “Sexiest Man Alive,” and the people are pissed. The problem? A lot of folks, apparently, don't find Shelton terribly attractive. That's both OK, and a little unfair to the good people at People. Some people like a gravelly voice, a little bit of stubble, and some hair gel. Others prefer that their Sexiest Man Alive not look like the love child of James Lipton and a muddy tire. Human attraction is a deep, metaphysical mystery, and to each his own.
A government watchdog group has totalled the cost of Vice President Mike Pence’s brief bit of ham-fisted political theatre at an NFL game in October. Pence, who previously served as governor of Indiana and has always made a blustery show of his Colts fandom, schlepped across the country to attend a game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers. He didn’t stay very long, showily exiting in a huff after one or two players protested police brutality during the national anthem.
For the first time since he was named NFL commissioner in 2006, Roger Goodell appears to be in danger of being shuffled out of the gig. At the Year Ahead Summit, an annual forum hosted by Bloomberg featuring prominent speakers from politics, entertainment, and technology, Goodell unpacked a few of his thoughts regarding the ongoing police brutality protests conducted by NFL players.
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".