Some of the things I’ve seen in the news recently have me a bit discouraged. Sometimes it’s a good idea to remind myself that I’ve been living in a pretty great place for the last eight years. Every year, Aberdeen hosts a Gypsy Day Parade. I think it’s part of Northern State University’s homecoming. I’m not certain. I’m not really a sports guy. Also, don’t ask me why homecoming week for the NSU Wolves is called Gypsy Days. (Is it an old German folk tale thing? Wolves. Gypsies.
How many mailboxes have you replaced? If you’ve been farming for any length of time, my guess is that you’ve replaced more than one. Wouldn’t it be easy to just keep driving and never acknowledge you were the one that destroyed the mailbox with whatever implement you were pulling? It would be easy, but that’s not how most farmers I know operate. They will come back later and either repair or replace the mailbox. Because they are good neighbors. Because it’s the right thing to do.
I’m going to relate a bit of history. I hope you will bear with me. My great-great-great-grandfather, William, upon hearing the news that the South was going to war with the Union and that soldiers were needed, unhitched his horse from the plow he was using, rode into town, and enlisted — in the Confederate Army. The plow stayed right there in the field for the duration of the Civil War.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".