Recently, the Estevan Motor Speedway crowned its track champions at its annual awards banquet. One of the interesting stories of the night was that Joey Galloway won the modified division without winning a race. Instead, the key to his success was consistency. He just kept showing up and finishing in the top five every night.
The term “early adopter” is applied to those who take to new ideas very quickly. I am not one of those people. When I go out for breakfast, I order the same thing every time. I have been a Toronto Maple Leafs fan my entire life. Green has always been my favourite colour. When I find something that I like, I stick with it. Speaking of favourites, did you know that most people have a favourite method for reading and understanding scripture? Simply stated, we look for commands.
I do not like waiting. I hate having to have patience. I do not like not knowing. Call me a control freak, but I want to fix things and make situations better. Unfortunately, there are lots of events that are out of my control. What do you do in those situations? If you have ever been to the circus, you have probably seen the trapeze artists. A trapeze act is made up of two performers: a flyer and a catcher. When the flyer is in air, he or she has only one job and that is to wait.
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".