Long before her roof leaked, her pipes cooled at night, and holes and cracks crept along her house’s walls, Christine Soder worked to build a life for herself in Philadelphia’s once-thriving Frankford neighborhood. She bought a modest house, worked a full-time factory job, and raised a son. Soder was happy and money was plentiful, she said. “We always had what we needed.”Then, in 2003, everything changed: She injured her back on the job, forcing her to take a leave from work.
Diagnosed with autism at age 2½, twins Eddie and Mike Tuckerman, now 21, speak only rarely. Starting in their tween years, sometimes the boys — mostly Eddie — would connect with their mother by writing in a notebook, but communication was always a struggle. The Tuckermans gave the boys iPads, showing them how to text, navigate YouTube, and search the web, but they didn’t use the tablets often. Then early one morning, their father, Mike, plugged in his cell phone, which had died overnight.
Maybe you did a double take when you saw that new storefront in Chinatown: Paris Baguette. But if you went inside, you’d realize that the shop, with its cashiers clad in Breton stripes and gray berets, is actually quite at home next to the Chinese grocers and hot pot spots. Paris Baguette is a ubiquitous Korean brand — some liken it to a Korean Starbucks — and one that stirs nostalgia for those raised in South Korea.
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".