I began this summer with a mission to find a used tent trailer and become a happy camper. I even chopped down a pine tree in my front yard to create a space for it. But after two months of fishing for a pop up light enough for my small SUV to pull, I was twitchy. Craigslist flooded my inbox with false positives. I snapped up my phone every time it buzzed, only to be disappointed. This tent trailer was too heavy, that tent trailer looked moldy.
Diana J. Noble 5-6 p.m. Aug. 17, Edmonds Bookshop The author will read from her new novel for young adults, “Evangelina Takes Flight” at the bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. A native of Laredo, Texas, Noble is in human resources at Boeing and lives in Edmonds. Her historical novel is based loosely on her paternal grandmother’s life but includes stories of other relatives and memories from her own childhood.
You must sign in or register to continue reading content. This summer the pressure to have fun is intense. It took so long for school to get out, thanks to some pathetic excuses for snow days, that summer didn’t really get started until July, and now it’s already August. I hyperventilate every time I look at the calendar and see September approach with its onerous back-to-school sales. I feel like one of those solar-powered garden lights they sell at Costco.
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".