The ever-looming spectre of domestic and international terrorism continues to spark fear and loathing on social media and beyond — a sobering sign of the times that has predictably sprung from the past actions of extremist groups, analysts say. “The purpose of terrorism is to intentionally sow fear in the public and thereby change the status quo,” said Max Abrahms, a political science professor at Northeastern University who researches terrorism. “In that sense, terrorism is very effective.
Militants armed with guns, rockets and grenades carried out the deadliest-ever attack in Egypt yesterday by Islamic extremists, slaughtering dozens of people at a mosque in a savage assault that an expert says will likely prompt a massive government crackdown. “There is already a widespread counterinsurgency going on in the region, and there is no doubt that will be ramped up,” said Peter Krause, an international security professor at Boston College.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh says he is planning to meet with former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton when she comes to Boston for a nonprofit event next month. Clinton will be at the Big Sister Association’s “Big in Boston” event on Dec. 5, and Walsh said he will be there with her. “I think we’re getting together, and she’s coming to an event in Boston as well. So I will be there with her ... for a nonprofit she is supporting here in Boston,” Walsh said yesterday.
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".