I used to be a maximalist. To be fair, it was during my early years when stores like Limited Too (R.I.P.) and Kids ’R’ Us were in their prime. A trip to one of those pastel-colored shops was akin to heaven for me. I wanted as many mini purses, embellished jeans and chokers as my shopping cart could handle, much to my poor father’s dismay. As far as toys went, my sister and I amassed a healthy hoard of teddy bears, Barbie dolls and dress-up costumes that we delved into almost daily.
Food and automobiles don’t necessarily sound like a match made in heaven. At least, not at first. Head to any of the local festivals or concerts that populated the Hudson Valley’s event calendar this summer and you may change your mind. Such community fests, which kick up in the fall, nearly always have at least one eye-catching truck doling out anything from gourmet hot dogs and loaded tacos to finger-licking barbecue and farm-to-table salads.
The best things in life can come in the most unexpected of ways. Such was the case for Richard Mcelrath. Nowadays, the Rock Hill, Sullivan County, resident is an avid vintage car lover who spends much of his week hopping from one classic car show to the next. Yet it was only through a series of unfortunate circumstances that he wound up with the hobby he has today. “It was by accident,” Mcelrath, 45, said.
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".