Tick, tock — the new year is underway. Regardless of whether or not the thought of that mirrored ball counting down the seconds to 2018 filled you with remorse or anticipation, now is the perfect time to consider a new tactic for the new year. Instead of listing the same tired and tried resolutions of days past, make a list not of what you want to do, but where you want to go. While jaunting across the globe is unrealistic for many, hitting up hotspots in and around the Hudson Valley is not.
Kevin Becker was 14 when he fell in love with folk music. As a kid growing up on Long Island, Becker never gave music much thought until a childhood friend shared his new album, Bob Dylan’s "Greatest Hits." Although he had never heard of Dylan —“I thought his name was Bob Die-lan”— the music resonated. “It was something about the overall sound and communication that grabbed me,” Becker said.
I started making new year resolutions back in high school. It was during the time of SAT prep and college admissions, so I had a lot in store for the immediate future. I also happen to love making lists. The combination of the two led me to craft my very first set of goals for the upcoming year. Every Jan. 1 since then, I have faithfully brainstormed and written down a handful of tasks for myself for the next 12 months. I’ll be the first to admit that I never accomplish everything I resolve to do.
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".