I’ve spent some time around the internet. Please don’t read that as a brag; it’s the farthest possible thing from that as it can be. But I grew up with it, and spent a larger chunk of my formative years dawdling around on it. I now have a job that makes money thanks to the internet. It’s a weird world we live in now. One thing you learn about when you spend some serious time on the internet is the comment sections.
We’re spending this week at SB Nation trying to imagine the world in 2021. Specifically, after you ride your hoverboard to the parking garage, hop into your flying car, and glide to your nearest NBA arena while listening to hologram Tupac, what will you see? Which players will still be the stars of the league? Will Chris Paul be one of them? In four years, Paul will still be an annoying S.O.B., that’s for certain. Paul turned 32 in May, meaning he’ll play the entire 2020-21 season as a 36-year-old.
Fourteen of the 30 NBA teams reported that they lost money last year, according to a bombshell ESPN report that obtained league financial records. After factoring in league revenue sharing, nine of those teams still reported finishing underwater monetarily. The sprawling piece examines several different hot button issues that are rising from the league’s financial state, and it’s worth reading in full.
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".