It’s snowing like crazy in Michigan again, which means people are driving like idiots (or at least encountering other people driving like idiots). I was born and raised and taught to drive on the eastern edge of Lake Michigan, where snow drifts are more prevalent even than vowel shift and registered Republican voters. And yet, I am the first to admit that I am a non-genius about driving in the snow. Still, I get by, and I don’t get in wrecks.
Taking the Snake Pass through the Peak District between Manchester and Sheffield was a surprising joy after I sleepily clambered off the plane. The route is flanked by a rolling, heathered landscape that looks as if ripped from a Tolkien sketch book – a ribbon of a road cutting through with all manner of corners and cambers. It’s too bad I’m just a passenger, and slow moving, despite the lusty efforts of my shuttle driver and his groaning Transit van.
I find that I’m tired of the “not a real Jag” argument before I even hear it. It’s true that, much like most of my colleagues and many of you, I’m a fan of fast, sleek, rear-drive Jaguar sports cars and sedans, like the F-Type and XF. But bemoaning this new E-Pace – a front-drive-biased, all-wheels-driven, small SUV – before even turning a wheel is, well, missing the point.
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".