This week was cause for celebration. Piggybacking on the success of the #MeToo movement, a social media hashtag that has morphed into a campaign that allowed people to come forward with their stories of sexual harassment, Oprah Winfrey delivered an epic, rally-style speech at the Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood, accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
As we ponder the dawn of a new year, this memorable lyric has been stuck in my head. When I left your house this morningIt was a little after nineIt was in Bobcaygeon, I saw the constellationsReveal themselves one star at a timeYou’ve likely heard the lyric quoted often during the latter part of this year, since the untimely and tragic death of the Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie in October.
I wanted to take a moment and tell you how grateful I am to be part of this generous community. When some of you have every reason to be angry, feel downtrodden and without hope, you still find it in your hearts to give. In fact, I often find the people who are compelled to give are the very people who have struggled themselves in the past. Many times over the course of the past month, I have seen the selfless generosity that the people of this city have delivered.
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".