In April I went on a trip alone to New York City. Now, I’ve traveled a lot and I’ve been diabetic for nearly 15 years, (WHAT!) so I can handle myself when traveling. My rule for travel is usually opposite of most diabetics. For me, it’s just easier to take my insulin pump off before going through airport security. When I do wear my pump it causes a lot of commotion. I get a pat down, I get my hands swabbed, I get stared at, and I don’t enjoy the extra attention.
A journal entry from December 16, 2013 written on a flight from London to Houston after spending 4 months living in the U.K.Today I met a man who inspired me—in more ways than one. He noticed me glancing through my passport, while sitting in the sleepy terminal early this morning. “American?” he asked with an accent I assumed was Indian. “It’s beautiful…” his voice trailed off but his glance sat solid on my passport. Silence.
First, I quit law school. If you want to know more, reach out to me and I’d be glad to talk. Other than that I’m just going to say I’m trying to follow my heart and the dreams I felt more pressing at this stage in my life. Maybe that’s dumb and maybe it’s reckless, but I don’t care. (Also, shout out to my law school “friends” who are undoubtedly reading this to see what I’m up to, but have still yet to reach out to me Also, I know when you’re looking at my Linkedin so…)Now to the good stuff.
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".