I had to buy a new motorcycle, something that I thought long and hard about. I have been riding the same one for the last 13 years, and sadly some problems were developing. It’s been a marvelous machine, and I felt a little disloyal about it all. One of the modern marvels of engineering, however, is that warning lights come on when something is wearing out.
At one time, US Route 6 was the longest road in America until a renumbering system lopped most of the California bit off what is known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. That name is in honor of the veterans of the Civil War. Today, US Route 6 begins in Bishop and goes all the way to Provincetown, Massachusetts. Its start is quite inauspicious, forking off the 395. A decade or so ago I used to regularly travel on it to reach relatives who lived in Nevada.
State Route 120 from Lee Vining into the Yosemite Valley was still closed before Memorial Day weekend — a major disappointment as I had promised She Who Must Be Obeyed (S.W.M.B.O.) that we would travel there. Before leaving home, I had tried to figure out the road conditions, but failed to get a definitive answer so we decided to take a chance. By the time we reached Lone Pine, we knew we had to change our plans.
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".