- Pharmacist Ira Katz has been through 37 flu seasons behind the counter at Little Five Points Pharmacy, an independent drugstore in Atlanta. Katz says this is one of the busier flu seasons he has experienced. Every day about 20 to 30 people either call or come by his store complaining of flu symptoms. With widespread flu outbreaks in all 50 states, the CDC admits even people who got a flu shot this year may still catch the virus.
- As Dan Parker climbs behind the wheel at the Phenix Motorsports Dragstrip in Phenix City, Alabama, it's pretty obvious he's not your typical driver. For one, Parker is blind. He's driving with a friend in the passenger seat and an onboard guidance system that uses tones to help him stay on the center line of the strip. Because Dan Parker, who lives in Columbus, Georgia, is determined to find a way to race again. "My ultimate goal is to become the world's fastest blind man," Parker says.
- Ric Flair, the man fans know as The Nature Boy, spent 40 years reveling in the spotlight, and drinking in his downtime convinced he didn't have a problem. Looking back, he says, it was easy to justify his drinking, as something he could control. "I don't carry a flask, I don't drink at home, and I'm a social drinker," Flair says he would tell himself. But on August 11, 2017, the 69-year old former world champion wrestler got a wakeup call.
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".