The two men walking into the racetrack were huge as only Americans raised on chlorinated chicken and growth-enhanced beef can be. In wife-beaters and biker gear, they were shaven-headed, covered in tattoos praising the Confederacy and buxom women. They carried a giant cooler box, using spare hands to down beers. When his can was emptied one guy, in confederate bandana and Harley Davidson vest, literally crumpled it on his head. “Whoa!” I laughed.
Anyone leaving for their summer holiday knows one question has replaced “how’s the swimming pool?” as key on the family’s wish-list: “what’s the wifi like?”This weekend, the headline: “Stop children bingeing on social media during holidays” outlined a call from “Children’s Commissioner” Anne Longfield for parents to better regulate children’s internet use. The move follows last year’s Ofcom report confirming children’s internet usage had surpassed television viewing for the first time.
We were halfway through boarding at JFK last week when the woman across the aisle began “kicking off” about not being able to move seats before everyone was on. The collective tensing was tangible. Would this escalate? Would there be one of those “incidents”: with air marshals, the NYPD, iPhone footage on YouTube, a mass deplane-ing and delays? Luckily, the training and emotional intelligence of the air crew de-escalated the situation. It’s not always so.
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".