The first thought that comes to me when I think of spring break is that I don’t have to attend classes for an entire week. Instead of just lounging at home, why not travel to a new place and take in all the flavors and culture that a new city has to offer? To help narrow down your searches, I’ve come up with a few places that I think are reasonable and worth a visit during this break.
As an outsider in this country for the past four years, I’ve managed to pick up on a few things that makes America, well, so American! Being in its own, strange little bubble is actually fascinating in a way. Here’s a few things that I found kind of out of the ordinary for me. “Can I have my water without ice please?” This is my go-to statement at every restaurant/cafe/bar. Americans love their drinks cold, irrespective of the weather outside.
We all have an instagram obsession in this day and age. Whether it’s just an artsy picture of the donut ice cream along the colored wall, or it’s you jumping in the air with the New York City skyline at the back, everything needs to be Instagrammed. Therefore, in order to help you guys create a lively and aesthetically pleasing feed, I’ve decided to help you out with some tips that I use myself. Whether we agree to it or not, we all love consistency in life.
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".