“You don’t scream as the camel stands up,” Amina told me with a smile. “It must be your Egyptian blood.”I patted my camel’s neck as he turned towards the pyramids. They stood, three majestic pieces of history, glistening out over the horizon. The sand blew into my eyes as my father barked at me to spin the camel around for a picture. “Does the camel have a name?” I asked his owner, as I nudged for the camel to turn. “Yes. He’s named KFC — Kentucky Fried Camel.” He laughed at his own joke.
Los Angeles is famous for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, for its beautiful beaches, and for Disneyland, and this draws visitors year-round. Unfortunately, having all of those things in one place means it can cost quite a bit of money to visit. Here are a few tricks to make L.A. more affordable. Getting in and out of LAX is not for the faint of heart. Attempting to hail a cab or waiting for an Uber is a form of torture, thanks to the never-ending construction at LAX.
One of our contributors, a high school English teacher, wrote a letter to her students following the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. As you probably know by now, white supremacists and Neo-Nazis took control this weekend. They terrorized Charlottesville, a small town in Virginia, claiming to protest the removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee (as you may remember from U.S. History, he was the lead general of the Confederate Army during the Civil War).
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".