The boyish suicide bomber who blew himself up outside France’s national soccer stadium on Friday had a long-standing penchant for big guns and youthful bluster, judging from a social media profile that appears to belong to him. Long before Bilal Hadfi became one of the eight suspected assailants behind the Paris terror attacks, which left at least 129 dead, he appears to have filled a Facebook page with images of weapons and hints of a rebellious streak.
The disgruntled former TV station employee suspected of having fatally shot a reporter and cameraman on-air appears to have recorded up-close videos of the murders and then posted the footage to Twitter before later committing suicide. The first video posted shows someone believed to be former station employee Vester Flanagan holding a camera and walking up to reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the woman they were interviewing, Vicki Gardner.
If the early response on social media is any indication, Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce, might show Kim Kardashian what it actually means to break the Internet. In the wake of her world premiere Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair, the world is showing up to support her and it’s apparent in her Twitter numbers: At this writing, she has gained more than 270,000 followers in an hour. (Update: Jenner hit 1 million followers in just over four hours, which beats President Obama’s previous record.)
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".