'Pokemon Go' fans wanted to catch them all at the game's first festival, but there was just one problem: they couldn't. Niantic, the company behind the blockbuster mobile game, organized a festival on Saturday in Chicago's Grant Park, charging eager fans $20 for the chance to catch rare Pokemon and hear from the game's executives. The hotly anticipated festival sold out in half an hour, prompting some diehard fans to pay as much as $400 for scalped tickets.
Uber, Lyft and other rideshare drivers are turning to private Facebook groups — many organized by location — to ask for advice, share experiences, and — perhaps most importantly — to vent. Earlier this month, when a passenger passed out in an Uber driver's car at around 4:15 a.m., his Houston-based driver decided to snap a photo and share it on Facebook. "Dimitri doesn't know where he lives and apparently that's my fault. Don't be a Dimitri," the driver wrote.
The tech billionaire said he has received "verbal" government approval for The Boring Company — his tunnel venture — to build an underground "hyperloop" connecting New York to Washington, D.C. The travel system would replace conventional trains with minivan-sized pods that would essentially blast through small tubes. By bringing to near vacuum levels of air pressure, there would be little aerodynamic resistance, allowing them to jet along at nearly supersonic speeds.
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".