I loved my first car. It was a parakeet green 1974 Mercury Montego that I got when I was a high school senior in 1982. It was no Corvette or Mustang, but it was mine and it was beautiful. My ride did have one glaring weakness: Tunes. The Merc came equipped with an AM/FM radio and . . . 8-track player. Unfortunately, 8-tracks were being phased out of local record stores right at that time.
For a number of years now, I’ve done a recurring feature where I pretend to answer mail that I actually just made up. After a millisecond of brainstorming on what to call it, I settled on Made-Up Mailbag. Today I am going to do something radical: present actual mail that I have received. Well, actual emails. ARMIJO HIGH SPY: I wrote a column in 2014 called “The Spy Who Went to Armijo High” (http://bit.ly/AHSSPY).
One hundred years ago, Solano County residents were engulfed in wars. There was the Great War, later to be dubbed World War I when there was a devastating sequel, the war on the deadly influenza pandemic and strangely enough, a California war on ground squirrels. The Fairfield Enterprise, which dubbed itself “The County Seat Newspaper,” was published every Saturday with a subscription rate of $2 per year – paid in advance.
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".