Cars were lined up shortly after sunrise to enter the area's eclipse events hot spots, including the Lake Murray Dam and the State Fairgrounds. Busier-than-normal pedestrian traffic was reported in Columbia, including at the city's downtown Finlay Park. There were as many as 100 onlookers at the S.C. State House just before 10 a.m., with 20 or so already sitting and waiting for the big event. The State Fairgrounds were expecting guests from four countries and 32 states.
Tens of thousands of eclipse chasers who traveled to Columbia Monday were rewarded with more than two minutes of mid-afternoon darkness, a noticeable temperature drop, and a spectacular white halo where the sun had burned brightly just moments before. “Midnight in the middle of the afternoon,” said Cindy Wall of Savannah, Ga., who watched the 2:41 p.m. total solar eclipse from the Lake Murray Dam. “It’s the coolest thing.
The University of South Carolina doesn’t sleep, even when students are away for the summer. As students return to campus Tuesday and start classes Thursday, here are 10 new things to greet them: 1. A mini-makeover for Greene Street The road that cuts through the heart of campus is becoming more of a pedestrian pathway.
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".