The view from San Jose’s Capital Club is of a downtown skyline whose landmarks are arguably known only to those who live and work in the area. But the three co-founders of the nonprofit San Jose Light Tower Corporation hope to change that. Steve Borkenhagen, Jon Ball and Thomas Wohlmut are working to build an electric light tower in the spirit of the one that graced downtown San Jose from 1881 to 1915.
While her nonprofit Listen for Life is dedicated to preserving musical cultures on a global scale, Bay Area pianist Donna Stoering is taking a more localized, but still tuneful, approach to addressing homelessness and hunger. Concerts organized through Notes for Nourishment, a program affiliated with Listen for Life, raise money for community nonprofits of the organizer’s choice.
Even the most avid cyclist/chicken enthusiast will likely have a hard time making all 41 stops on this year’s Silicon Valley Tour de Coop. The Sept. 16 bicycle tour of residential chicken coops and related businesses stretches from San Mateo to Los Gatos, and tourists have only seven hours to pedal to as many as they can. While the scope of this year’s tour is about the same as last year’s, the event has grown from 11 tour stops across 20 miles in the 2012 inaugural.
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".