December 11, 2017 @ 4:45 PM While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, the holidays are also a major source of stress for a lot of people. Be it buying gifts, traveling near and far, and spending time with family, pretty much everything from Thanksgiving to Christmas to Hanukkah has the potential to be stressful, so it's normal to feel a little on edge right now. Trust us, we are right there with you.
With Thanksgiving now behind us, the winter holiday season is officially here, and that means a lot of activities are on the horizon. Whether it's your office holiday party, your best friend's white elephant gift exchange, or a fun family gathering, you'll undoubtedly be active on social media. One of the best things about our favorite social platforms are the fun filters and location tags you can use to personalize your content and make it your own.
When I was younger, I used to beg my mom to take me to the mall to go shopping. I could spend hours looking for nothing in particular and trying on clothes, and it always seemed like a fun adventure. My mom generally hates shopping but would take me anyway because she is the best (love you, Mom), and I never really understood why anyone wouldn't love shopping as much as I did. RELATED: Angelina Jolie's Stylist Jen Rade Teaches Us How to Shop Amazon Like a Fashion ProBut then something happened.
Reflecting on this past week & I can’t tell you how surreal it is to have to actually choose & pack up the things you’d take with you in a fire—in real life. Counting my blessings it didn’t come to that. Thank you @LAFD 💕
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".