The barbecue scene is full of great joints that walk the line between tradition and experimentationIt was hard to ignore all the burns the Internet made this week regarding “Brooklyn BBQ” after a republished 2014 article in the Vice Media site Munchies went viral. The story featured a bombastic headline (‘Why Is Brooklyn Barbecue Taking Over the World?’) and a photo from Williamsburg BBQ joint Fette Sau showing the saddest, sparsest BBQ platter ever.
Munchies, Vice's food vertical, re-published a hyperbolic 2014 article about Brooklyn BBQ on Sunday. When the story was posted on Twitter (see above), people who know BBQ (including many here in NYC like myself) immediately noticed that 1) the headline simply isn't true and 2) the photo chosen was for the world's saddest BBQ plate. The absurd headline plus the not-even-Instagram-worthy photo naturally invited derision, some deserved and some not.
While 2012 saw some spectacularly large IPOs like Facebook and Workday, it also had its share of major mergers and acquisitions. In the tech sector, the acquisitions of Instagram, Yammer, and Nicira Networks were especially big news. Companies also made buys in the health and science sectors worth many millions of dollars. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 VC-backed mergers and acquisitions from National Venture Capital Association.
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".