As a parent, I’m used to putting my needs and wants last. I rarely cook what I want for dinner and usually give my family first dibs on items to get, things they want to do, and places to go. But, once in awhile, I need to my way too! After all, I work plenty hard and have at least earned to right to pick what we watch for family movie night. Right??!!
After 11 years of homeschool, Munchkin is adjusting well to high school life at the local community college and enjoying it so far. I can’t believe how much has high school has changed! Now kids have to bring laptops for assignments, tablets for ebooks and digital library loans, log onto something called School Loop to get homework, and collect cell phone numbers of other students for group projects. While some paper is still involved, most everything is digital these days.
While we had some issues on our trip to Italy a couple years back, there were some amazing highlights too. One of the towns I enjoyed most was San Gimignano. It’s a very touristy spot with a ton of souvenir shops lining the roads. But, it’s so stinkin’ cute! I loved the easy going vibe it gave off and how you could just endlessly stroll down this path or that. The fact that the town is built on the top of a hill also adds the appeal of a gorgeous view overlooking the Tuscan countryside.
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".