During the lead up to Tuesday’s mayoral primary, some of the noise emanating from the camps of the two Republican candidates had a brutish feel. The majority of the cheap shots were taken via that virtual fortress for pseudo-anonymity and uninhibited shit talking: social media. Should we be surprised? When a supporter of Bill Bishop tweeted in January that his candidate scared the Curry camp, Curry’s political strategist Brian Hughes jumped right in.
The Cape Cod Athletic Club annual awards banquet took place last Saturday evening at the Double-Tree in Hyannis. Each year it tends to be freezing on banquet day, and as usual I had to wear winter boots and bring along my shoes. However, the venue was really nice and the food was excellent. There were around 70 or so in attendance and lots of awards were given out. I was awarded a nice drinking glass with the CCAC logo on it for running at least 4 races in the series of 7.
Last weekend I seemed to be on a mission. My goal (and desire) was to do the (cycling) compu-trainer Friday evening at Bike Zone, which was 17 miles of uneven hills; an hour indoor rowing session with Cape & Island Rowing Assoc. Saturday morning, followed by an easy 10-mile bike ride and an hour of ice skating with Cape Cod Beer (they sponsored a free skate night); and a Sunday morning Grand Prix road race of 3.5 miles.
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".