If you’re like me you spend a fair amount of time trailing a metal cart with bad wheels while bumping around one of Ukiah’s several supermarkets. And, like most experiences, we tend to ignore fairly odd things simply because they’re familiar. A couple years ago there were none of those black chalkboards leaning out front of grocery stores to announce fresh items on sale. Now those signs, with their hasty, semi-sloppy colored chalk scrawlings, are ubiquitous.
Mendocino County’s biggest political and moral failure through the past decade has been the ongoing silence regarding the environmental devastation marijuana growers have caused our forests, streams and wildlife. Our fellow citizens shriek and weep that logging operations threaten everything from dolphins to the rain forest, need therapy at the thought oil companies might someday drill off the coast, and break into hives at mention of a new Dollar Store.
Staring at a framed object on the wall the man muttered “He’s thinking outside the box on this one.”On a nearby stage a man stood describing the museum’s latest collection as a “challenging manifestation of semi-spatial dexterity contrasting with a paradoxical allegiance in defiance of cultural norms.” He waved his arm toward a curtain to the rear of the stage. “It’s a paradigm engagement.
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".