We live in amazing times. Despite the challenges our country faces, we can always get on a plane and in a matter of hours be in some other, fascinating part of the world for a long vacation or a quick weekend. It used to be Italy or Argentina or Hong Kong or Kenya were months away by ship. Now, it’s a matter of hours. Unfortunately – to get to your destination, you probably have to transfer through less exotic locales, like Atlanta or Baltimore or Newark.
Let’s face it, the day is fast approaching when we will become slaves to the Robot Empire, and it all starts with self-driving cars and computers that hash out their own language when the language we humans design for them isn’t good enough. Sort of like The Terminator, but worse. Now, you may have heard of Intel – they’re a technology company in Silicon Valley, and as part of their research and development into robot car technology, they’ve been bumping into an immovable object over and over.
There’s some really sick people out there who like to check e-mail from work even when they’re on vacation. Me, I barely check my e-mail even when I’m at work, but that’s a performance review question – not a question of relaxation. Now, we all know Americans really hate time off. If they liked it, they’d demand more time off, but they don’t. In fact, some American workers don’t even take accumulated vacation days they already have. I can’t explain this.
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".