Snoqualmie Pass, Wash.– The truck with a plow on the front rumbles loudly out of the Washington DOT Hyak maintenance garage. It’s snowing heavily again in the high Cascades. The calendar might say fall, but winter is already here in the higher elevations of the Pacific Northwest. This year, though, state DOT folks hope travelers across Interstate 90’s highest point in Washington will experience fewer delays and closures. That’s because years of summer construction is finally paying off.
Bellevue, Wash.– More and more of us shop online for the holidays and live on social media platforms year-round these days. With every click and every post, there’s a potential to put our personal information in jeopardy. “If you’re going away for an extended period of time, I would not post it on any social media” says Demetrois Lazarikos. The friendly Chicago-native, that goes by “Laz” for short, is an IT strategist and founder of his company called Blue Lava.
Crystal Mountain Resort, Wash.– The tables at the lodge have almost 20 inches of powdery snow that’s too wispy and light to make into a decent snowball. On the slopes though, a large machine goes back and forth grooming and packing down the snow. Crystal Mountain Resort is Washington’s highest (4,440 feet base elevation), largest (2600 acres) and nearly always the first to open in the Evergreen State.
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".