- A 74-year-old man is lucky to be alive after he couldn't stay afloat at John’s Pass Waterway. He told his wife he was going swimming and snorkeling but was later spotted in distress on Tuesday. A couple of employees at Eagle Parasail in Madeira Beach heard what was happening, got onto their boat and rushed over to help. The boat operator Derek Kaplan and his crew, were first to arrive. They got him out of the water and deputies said, they started CPR until emergency crews arrived.
- There are now temporary roof repair options available to Pinellas County residents. Operation Blue Roof, a free federal service, launched Friday in Pinellas County. The purpose of the operation is to provide homeowners in disaster areas with a fiber-reinforced blue tarp to cover their damaged roofs until repairs can be made.
- Snooty, the oldest manatee in captivity, died last month, and after a comprehensive investigation, museum officials said Thursday that his death was ultimately preventable. Besio said the staff learned that screws were missing in the access panel for the underwater plumbing area, and communicated the issue, but no action had been taken to repair it. The result was the access panel falling off and Snooty swimming into the opening, unable to get out and drowning.
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".