What I’m about to say will win you the respect of your peers, a lifetime of happiness, a villa in the Bahamas, and a really good hair day. Maybe. Who’s to say. But it’ll definitely make you a better writer. Like we mentioned on Wednesday, it’s Thanksgiving week here in the states, which means:And, if you’re like me, you have big plans to finish that writing project you’ve been scribbling on napkins for the past few months.
Last week I told my mom that The Hustle’s 17th employee was starting today. Her response: “What do you need 17 people for… don’t you just write a daily newsletter?”We get this question a lot. Why do you need so many people, aren’t you just a newsletter? Well, kind of. While it’s looking like we’re going to continue to increase the team size significantly over the next 12 months, I wanted to take a minute to explain what our team does now, with 17 people.
Not only do I not pay my own cell phone bill, until I wrote this article I had literally no idea how much my cell phone bill cost each month. Like many of you reading this, I’m in my mid-twenties, am financially independent, have my own health insurance, and pay rent on an apartment that’s hundreds of miles from where I grew up. But I have a secret, one I know many of you share with me:My parents still pay for my phone bill. Am I ashamed? Embarrassed? Feel over entitled?
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".