I get why many of my neighbors hated on the Budweiser Made in America Festival this past weekend. When you live in the Art Museum area, like we do, there’s lots to loathe about mega-spectacles on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Jay-Z’s decibel-shattering extravaganza clogged streets, hijacked parking, and attracted noisy people high on life and possibly other substances. Man, what an intrusion it was. And, man, how I didn’t mind it.
FOR THE PAST three months, I'd tell anyone who would listen that I was in "glief." I made up the word to describe the simultaneous state of glee and grief I was experiencing as I prepared for my kid to leave home for college. Glee that I'd get back the time that had become Addie's when she wailed into the world 18 years ago. And grief that this fulfilling phase of motherhood would soon be over. "I am glief-stricken!" I'd say, insufferably pleased with myself for being in touch with my emotions.
While the Delaware Valley was obsessed with four Bucks County men who went missing and wound up murdered, others were missing, too. But their absence didn’t make a dent in our collective conscience. We didn’t ponder the whereabouts of Phyillis Wilkie, Marquis Martin, Marquetta Macky-Bell, or Jose Colon. Or watch the news for word of Marcella Coe, Tyrah Goldwire, or Jaikeia Jennings.
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".