So that happened. The eclipse. Were you in an area that experienced it, or was that pretty much us on the West Coast? Where we are currently, we had 95% totality or something like that. I’ll have to let you know next week how it was (or whatever), since I’m writing this post in advance because we’re going to be totally disconnected until the end of the week. Our final hurrah of summer before Little Dude starts school next week – I know, right? That went by way too fast.
Well, the crazies are all over the place with the masses inundating certain areas to have some Eclipse fun. We, on the other hand, are heading in the opposite direction to enjoy some much needed disconnect from the online world. Well, OK, we’re going to no doubt be going through withdrawals, but then we’ll appreciate technology that much better upon our return from the wilderness, right? Right?!
Hallelujah! The heat has finally subsided! After 56 consecutive days of no rain, we finally got a reprieve Saturday night, which not only cleared out the smoke laden air, but cooled the temperatures down to a reasonable level. I believe we also broke the record of 15 consecutive days of temperatures above 80. We might have just missed breaking that record, but who’s counting – it’s been dang hot! Apparently this is a record-breaking year overall, because back in April we broke the rainfall record.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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