I'm just home from Edmonton, (minus 14 degrees), where I had gone to check in on three teenage grandchildren, ages 13, 15 and 17. They are thriving in their downtown high school, where Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's kid goes. All are entirely bilingual, one rides a horse. She has actually met the cast of CBC TV's Heartland, oh joy. The grandson plays Mozart on the piano but declines to earn certificates or credits for that pleasure.
The Globe and Mail had a recent article asserting that Canadian discussion at every level of society is much more civil than that which exists in the U S. Many observers agree, and put a lot of credit for that on the public institutions fostered here, especially in the media, such as the arms-length, publicly funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Almost 60 years ago, at the beginning of "Phase Two" of the women's movement for equality, a wise American writer, Rosemary Radford Ruether, said: "This massive global movement for equality is similar in scope to the Industrial Revolution. It will take 200 years." What then are we to make of 2017? I personally have lived among consciousness-raised and equality-practising men all my life: my family, my neighbours, my co-workers, employers, the people I read and consult.
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".