'Earthquake weather' talk won't die even though seismologists find cracks in the theoryIn the San Francisco Bay Area, where the ground often shakes, the term "earthquake weather" is part of the vernacular. This idea that a certain type of weather might signal a major seismic event comes up in conversation—especially on a day when the temperatures are soaring, the sky lurid and the air eerily still and awash in a light haze.
When the Berkeley City Council tabled a vote Tuesday night on the adoption of an ordinance that would make public displays of the female breast legal, an activist shed her clothes and stood on top of council members' tables. Gypsy Taub, a 48-year-old nude activist and video producer, ranted to protest the way two council members, Sophie Hahn and Susan Wengraf, reacted to comments from residents who spoke in favor of the ordinance.
Hardik Desai (@eachplacearhaposdy) photographed the lightning storm from their balcony in San Francisco. Hardik Desai (@eachplacearhaposdy) photographed the lightning storm from their balcony in San Francisco. @lacey_bannister photographed the lightning striking over the Bay Bridge. @lacey_bannister photographed the lightning striking over the Bay Bridge. Joe Pierce (@joe.pierce) waited four hours to capture this photo of the lightning and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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".