In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, it’s clear that we all need to be better about speaking up when we see discrimination in action. In the professional sphere, that means we also have to reevaluate rules of etiquette that would normally encourage us to hold our tongues, lest we risk seeming rude, antagonistic, or disruptive. Being “professional” shouldn’t mean that workers are required to accept an unjust status quo.
The thought of eating fish freaked me out as a kid. It smelled weird. It came from the ocean, which to a kid from Ohio seemed unknowable and therefore an inherently suspicious background—sort of like being from New Jersey, or outer space. And the fish I saw on ice at the grocery store always seemed to be staring at me, which was rude. Once in a while I might have a crispy fish finger at the school cafeteria; otherwise, I gave fish a pass. In that, I was in good company.
Pipo-kun is very cute. He’s fuzzy and orange and sort of a mouse. He has antennae that keep him alert to the goings-on of his metropolis, big eyes that help him spot trouble, and oversized ears that make him attuned to cries for help. Since 1987, he has served as the kindly mascot of the Toyko Metropolitan Police Department. Mascots like Pipo-kun—known in Japan as yuru-kyara—are abundant throughout Japan.
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".