“Scrap heap” is the not-so-nice term used in professional sports to describe the predicament former University of Virginia basketball star Joe Harris found himself in two years ago. Within a one-week span in January 2016, the NBA player was injured, traded and released. At that point, Harris – who had been a second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 – wasn’t exactly a hot commodity. But six months later, the Brooklyn Nets took a chance on the former ’Hoo.
When she was a student at the University of Virginia, Amanda Upson would sit in the dining hall with fellow students and professors who lived at Brown College and talk for hours about anything and everything. Often, the discussions got lively. “There were lots of disagreements, lots of differing opinions,” recalled the 1995 graduate. “But they were respectful conversations with room for everyone’s opinion.
Jarmere Jenkins was sitting in a Philadelphia office in August, working a 9-to-5 job as an investment sales consultant, when the feeling hit him like an overhead slam to the midsection. “I was having tennis withdrawals,” he recalled. The former University of Virginia star, who had led the Cavaliers to their first NCAA championship in 2013, was in his first couple of months at an investment management company following a four-year run on the professional tennis tour.
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".