Wally Haas Opinion editor @whaas17 Freeport Fish Tank, the "Shark Tank"-style competition open to people who want to start or expand a business/nonprofit organization in Stephenson County, is going to be bigger and better.Organizers have been working since the end of the 2017 competition to figure out how to improve and sustain the effort to increase the entrepreneurial spirit in Freeport and Stephenson County.Fish Tank is an idea that was launched by The Journal-Standard Editorial Board in...
Wally Haas Opinion editor @whaas17
Passion. Courage. Determination.Those are just three words to describe the finalists for the second Freeport Fish Tank contest. You’ll get to see those attributes Oct. 26 at The Wagner House in downtown Freeport when our five finalists take the stage to wow the judges into making them winners.Which they already are.
Wally Haas Opinion editor @whaas17
I was chatting with a friend the other day and we got to talking about “white privilege.”Lots of white folks, myself included, fail to always notice the advantages we receive every day.I related the following story to some friends on social media and was surprised by the varied responses I received.
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".