We’re almost halfway through December, racing towards Christmas! Where’s that pause button? Or at least a slow-down button! I had a very enjoyable birthday weekend – thank you to everyone for the awesome birthday wishes! I’ll fill you in on the details tomorrow. Meanwhile, it’s Monday and since it’s December, as is our tradition the theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is Holiday Music all month long! How festive! Grab your favorite holiday tunes and dance along, won’t you?
The snow finally fell this week and if your kids are anything like mine, they are begging to build a snowman.Why not bring a little bit of the winter spirit into your home this year with this snowman jars. They are simple enough that you can make several, in case you were looking for something creative to use as a gift for your neighbors.Supplies: Jars — These can be any size, but they do need lids.
Finally I’m back online! Well, I was kind of online for the last week, but not really, because our internet was whacked for some reason. It was getting dicey early last week, kept getting annoyed at the sporadic “now you see it, now you don’t” internet connectivity. Trying to get anything done was a challenge, because there were a lot of ‘hurry-up-and-wait’ moments while waiting for the internet connection to be live again.
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".