Over a third of American adults are single according to recent census data. Helen Fisher’s annual survey of singles aged 18 to 70+ for the online dating website Match.com is full of fascinating insights into the way we date now — and it will leave you with more than a few questions. “Men are just as romantic as women.” Helen Fisher asserts that men are just as romantic, if not more so, than women.
I received an unusual letter from a perfect stranger the other day. It is written on lined notebook paper, four pages front and back, with the careful handwriting of someone who is concerned with being understood. At one point, his ink runs out and he begins again with a pen of a different hue. There are very few cross-outs or spelling errors. The first time I read it through, standing up at my kitchen counter, I am embarrassed by how surprised I was that he is so cogent and thoughtful.
Things feel differently around our studios this time of year. I’m not sure what it is, or why it’s come about. Maybe it’s the autumn energy of Minnesota? Or the new music we are playing in our studio space (our Spotify playlist of office tunes)? Or, perhaps it’s the addition of new colleagues and new opportunities. Or, could it be Krista’s new email signature, which contains an extra nugget of goodness?
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".