Remember when you were a kid and used foul language, your parents or grandparents threatened to wash your mouth out with soap? Now kids are doing that themselves. Forget the Ice Bucket Challenge or even sniffing cinnamon, make way for the “Tide Pod Challenge” that is taking over social media. This is when teens (or even adults) will pop a chewy soap pod, meant for the washer, into their mouths. Once the packet is popped, the fun ensues, especially if it makes you sick.
Confusion, distraction and divisiveness continues to be the main mantra of the U.S. Donald Trump presidency. Even when he has something good to brag about like tax cuts and a strong economy, it is over shadowed by his own buffoonery on a daily basis. Forget the media, the Donald has done more to dictate his own narrative by his simple use of Twitter and whatever flows out of his mouth. He has no one to blame for his problems, other than himself.
Yesterday, we were thawing out snow banks, now we will be shoveling them back up again. After experiencing bone-chilling cold through the holidays, we’ve been treated to a thaw the last couple of days that Ontarians were waiting for after hearing the forecast. I was at my kid’s hockey game last weekend, and everyone was looking forward to the upcoming thaw, and why not? This reminds me of when I lived in Calgary back in the late 1980s.
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".