Thanksgiving is over and we're now going full force into the Christmas season. One of my favorite things to do to kick off the season is going to a tree lighting. There are a ton happening right here in the Capital Region, take a look. The televised tree lighting from Rockefeller Center , New York City will be on November 29th on NBC. New York Upstate made a list of all of the places in Upstate New York that have tree lightings and where you can see them but I broke it down to the Capital Region.
Looking for somewhere to donate to help families in New York State? Governor Cuomo announced on Wednesday a statewide holiday drive to benefit families all across New York. They're looking for new, unwrapped toys, coats, and school supplies to give to community-based organizations this holiday season, according to News10 .
The Texas Tech Red Raiders play tonight in what could be there final game of the Kliff Kingsbury era. Now, I'm not here to dispel or fuel any rumors as to whether or not Kliff Kingsbury is going to be fired if he loses to the Longhorns, or if his job is safe if he wins. I'm not sure if the outcome matters. What I am sure of is that it's never too late for a quarterback change. We know what Nic Shimonek is capable of. We have seen the limitations of his talent.
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".