During the initial four days of Dark Matter FTL Drives, we flung a lot of cryptic instructions at you in a short time. Even though the rules sometimes seemed confusing you trusted us and followed along. For that, we are eternally grateful. You’ve been more than patient about this and we’d like to explain the reasoning behind all those dos and don’ts. The US-Centric Time of the FTL DrivesIt’s well known that Dark Matter is a global hit with fans on almost every continent.
Not long ago, Dark Matter fans were aghast at the news that our show had been canceled by Syfy. We shook that off and decided we weren’t going to just ugly-cry in a stasis pod until we were numb. Not even close. We took a page from the Raza crew’s own playbook and decided to fight back against the bigger foe. And, oh man, you guys turned up in huge numbers from around the world and blew everyone away! Seriously, I have goosebumps just thinking about the outpouring of support.
If you’re even a casual viewer of Dark Matter and spend any time on social media, you know fans are working hard to get another network to pick up the show. We’re not happy about Syfy’s boneheaded decision to cancel one of their highest rated shows. Showrunner Joseph Mallozzi explained the network’s reasoning behind the decision in a recent blog entry. It’s an interesting, if not frustrating read.
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".