The 2017-18 National Hockey League season got off to a rousing opening over the past several days, with a number of players registering red-hot starts. Goal-scoring is up early. In fact, four players – Connor McDavid, Wayne Simmonds, Brandon Saad and Alex Ovechkin (first star of the week) – scored hat tricks in their team’s first game, something that hadn’t happened in a hundred years.
After a great regular season that featured extreme performances from both teams and individuals, Major League Baseball’s postseason is shaping up as one of the most intriguing in years. The sport going top-heavy with powerhouse teams over the course of 2017 means there are probably six squads with solid chances to win the title, and every series is going to be an epic showdown with national interest. It will almost be like having seven World Series instead of one.
“NFL… ratings are way down. Boring games.” – President Donald TrumpThe Tweeter-in-Chief may want to stay out of the prognostication business after a wild and wooly Week 3 that saw fantastic finishes in Foxborough, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago and Green Bay. When the smoke had cleared, only the Chiefs and Falcons remained unbeaten at 3-0, while the Bengals, Browns, Giants, Chargers and 49ers were still seeking that elusive first win.
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".