Ron Hawkins has a certain ambivalence about the social media aspect of his job. Periodically inform fans about the latest doings of his band The Lowest of the Low on Twitter and Facebook? Sure. Inundate them with constant updates even when nothing is actually going on? Hell, no. “It’s a heinous but necessary thing these days,” Hawkins sighs over the phone from his home in Toronto.
Kacy & Clayton are at the Needle Vinyl Tavern on Monday. DANE ROY There are a number of fun stories attached to the touring life, but Kacy & Clayton seem to prefer the less glamorous ones. Like the epic tale of the mouse that crawled somewhere into the truck the Saskatchewan-based folk duo had borrowed from Kacy’s parents last year, after which it expired.
Boney MThey shone briefly but brightly in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and they’re still the only band in history to make a No. 1 single out of the tale of a Russian mystic. Formed by the man who later gave us Milli Vanilli, Boney M has sold over 150 million records since 1975, putting the group high on the list of best-selling artists of all time.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".