After another school shooting, words fail us. Worse, words seem wasted. The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board has written too many editorials in recent years about the nation’s gun violence, advocating for reasonable solutions, a respectful debate, any sort of response at all. What has Congress done? Some people may call today's editorial a stunt, an abdication of a role we take seriously every day.
Reports that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has two arthritic hips lit up Twitter like, well, Matt Kemp lit up pitchers in the second half of last year. What did it mean for the blockbuster Padres-Dodgers trade San Diego has been so eagerly awaiting? That was uncertain for most of the day until a string of baseball writers tweeted that the deal would get done. What did it mean for Twitter? A lot. As in a lot of tweets. People talked about this all day.
The San Diego Chargers are guaranteed to win the Super Bowl, and Twitter can't stop talking about it. I mean laughing about it. The guarantee comes courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles' schedule. For four straight years, the team that opened the Eagles' home schedule has gone on to win the Super Bowl. And this year your (finally! actual!) Super Chargers play the first game in Philadelphia on Sept. 15. The previous four teams to open there?
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".