My sweetheart’s girlfriend and sister came over last week after we’d all enjoyed some live music at a Morro Bay nightclub. The ladies were downstairs, talking, laughing, hanging out, away from me. I was upstairs, washing dishes, listening to music, mellowing out, away from them. All was good. Then, suddenly, inexplicably, a spike of paranoia pierced my reverie.
I met Wolf Boy in a hot tub in Atascadero. I’d just finished my daily swim at the club and hit the Jacuzzi. Sliding in, I joined four lads, each 15ish. They gave me a quick once-over and resumed their dialogue, dominated by the uncouth nomenclature of male American youth: effing this, mother-effing that, that b**ch is a “ho” and so forth. I waited for them to realize there was a stranger in their midst. Waited for them to modify their language to fit their changed surroundings.
Despite the daily chaos, cruelty, uncertainty and anxiety Donald Trump inflicts upon America, his supporters remain remorseless and unashamed. Which raises obvious questions for opponents of government by mayhem: What’s the plan for the 2018 midterms? What’s the new pitch for the majority of voters who oppose Trumpism? (“Trump bad – vote Democrat!” won’t cut it.) Who should Democrats engage to retake Congress? Disaffected third-party voters? The 40 percent of voters who sat out 2016? Russia?
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".