For whatever reason, the end of the year always feels like a good time to reflect on the masochism that develops from using Twitter. This time last year I took a month off from tweeting, and missed it while also feeling that no one really cared I left. Well now I’m going to try something new in 2018 — I’m going to be nicer on Twitter. And you should too. The recent increase in characters has done nothing to quell the nastiness found on the bird platform.
The little chirps just got louder, and longer. Twitter flipped the switch this week on all accounts being allowed 280 characters to use per tweet, making permanent and system-wide a change it implemented for a small percentage of accounts in a test a couple months ago. Congratulations, you now have more characters to put out into the world with each push of a button. But what sounds like a feature is really a bug.
Rick Sanchez wasn’t the only sort-of-anchor who had a take on his strange sort-of-anchoring during CNN’s tsunami coverage Saturday. Jon Stewart weighed in on The Daily Show tonight as well. Citing Sanchez, Stewart described CNN as “the most trusted name in over-caffeinated control freaks.”And how does Rick Sanchez delivery the news, according to Stewart?
@chrislhayes I believe in global warming and think humans are part of the cause. But can I ask a question? If 2017 was cooler than 2016, doesn’t that undercut some of what is being reported? Isn’t the conventional wisdom that every year should we warmer than the previous?
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".