Thursday marked the launch of the city of Rochester's new bike-sharing program, operated by Zagster. There are 340 bikes available at 46 stations throughout the city. Riders can use them by downloading the Zagster app on their smartphones and creating an account. It costs $1 for 30 minutes. "Bike sharing is good for the environment, helps our residents connect to jobs and commercial districts and is good for our health," Mayor Lovely Warren said in a statement.
We Rochesterians are blessed to live in Festival City. Just as the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival calls it a wrap, we find ourselves only a week from the 17th annual Rochester International Jewish Film Festival. The fest, from July 9-17, is a cornerstone of the handful of superb movie celebrations that dot our local calendar every year.
The official start of summer is still days away, but Penfield Recreation kicked it off early with its Rollin’ Into Summer bike rodeo last Friday at Rothfuss Park. Rollin’ Into Summer was an event designed for families who love to ride, to officially welcome the biking, skateboarding and rollerblading season. For three hours that Friday afternoon, Rothfuss Park became a young bike-rider’s playland.
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".