- Bay Area farmers were busy this week protecting their crops from the recent cold snap, but unfortunately, Kumquat Growers in Dade City were hit hard after temperatures dipped into the mid-20’s wiping out the citrus fruit. One farmer tells FOX 13, tens of thousands of dollars worth of crop was lost. However, not all is lost. Farmers will harvest what's left and make it into jellies, jams and sauces. It also means this year's Kumquat Festival will not have fresh kumquats.
- Experts are calling this one of the the worst flu seasons in years and it's effecting many children and infants. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says dozens of states, including Florida, are reporting widespread illness. Thirteen children have already died of the flu this season. Children younger than 5 are at higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications and even more so for babies under the age of two.
- It was Christmas night when two children were abandoned on a busy road following a traffic crash, deputies say. Hillsborough County deputies said they arrested 54-year-old James Williams. The children's parents and legal guardians asked him to take care of their kids for a short time, when, according to the affidavit, Williams abandoned them after he was involved in an accident on Turkey Creek Road near Ethan Way in Plant City around 9:30 p.m. Monday.
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".