Depending on when you are reading this, the Great American Eclipse is either currently taking place, just took place or took place a while ago and you're feeling wistful about the first time an eclipse crossed the United States in 99 years. The entire continuous United States experienced at least a partial eclipse Monday afternoon, and those within a 70-mile-wide band crossing from Oregon to South Carolina had the pleasure of watching the moon black out the sun entirely.
Over the course of a few hours on Monday afternoon, the moon will pass in front of the sun, darkening the sky completely for those within the 70-mile-wide band that begins in Oregon and extends southeast across the breadth of the United States to South Carolina. It will be the first total solar eclipse observable from the United States since 1979, and the most significant astronomical phenomenon to take place in the lives of millions of Americans.
Shortly after President Donald Trump plugged his Charlottesville, Virginia, winery to close Tuesday afternoon's freewheeling, Nazi-defending press conference, Molly McNearney, a head writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (and wife of the show's host), provided some insight into what the next few hours of her life, and the life of anyone else working for a late-night TV show, would be like.
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".