Like many of you, I just wanted to stare at the sun. Admit it: You did. Even the president did. I was pretty psyched up about this week’s solar eclipse, asking weeks ago for the day off from work to travel to Wyoming, and beginning my search for eclipse glasses two months ago.
The summit of the mountain was tantalizingly close — maybe 25 or 30 feet of scrambling up a blocky granite capstone was all that remained. Logan Smith stared at it and considered his options high on Shoshoni Peak in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. “I could taste it,” Smith, a friend of mine, posted on Facebook. (I use his description with his permission. ) “I could also see this was the top of a pinnacle, and not just an exposed knob at the edge of a plateau.
- "Mile High City" actually comes up a little short in describing Denver. Stacey Barber and son Travis, 6, of Texas walk along the summit of Mount Evans, which, according to the latest U.S. Geological Survey numbers, is taller than previously thought. Denver is now listed at 5,283 feet, and many other landmarks also have risen. And the state's highest peaks appear to have risen, too, after the federal government quietly refigured the state's elevations.
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".