Good thing it’s Tuesday, because my brain is random to the max. Did you have a nice weekend? The hubby and kids had a 3-day weekend, the only downside about working from home for me is I don’t get those days off. But I’d much rather pick and choose the hours I do work, vs. have to work specific set hours certain days and only get set days off – so I’m definitely not complaining.
Hello Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend – as usual, it went by too fast! Of course it’s technically still the weekend, since the hubby and kids are off for President’s Day today. Even though I’m working today, at least I’m working from home! Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! This week is a freebie week, so grab a favorite tune and come dance with us, won’t you?
Aye yi yi! It’s been another one of those Speedy Gonzales kind of weeks. So this week, in an effort to make sure I have my post ready for y’all on time, it’s going to be all funny all the time. Well, hopefully funny. I’ll let you decide. Check out this 1929 image of Grand Central Station in New York:The sun no longer shines through like that due to the surrounding tall buildings. How much you wanna bet the original designer/architect of GCS intended for the coolness of the sun shining like that?
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".