A total solar eclipse will be viewable from North America later this month for the first time in nearly 100 years, but that’s no reason to lose your eyesight when catching a glimpse. While the moon passes in front of the sun on August 21, we here in Vancouver will only be able to see the eclipse with an 86% totality. That means the sun’s harsh rays will still be shining down on us the whole way through.
Throw all the lists away: This is officially the best seat in Vancouver to watch the Celebration of Light fireworks. Bradley Friesen, a commercial helicopter pilot and YouTuber, put together a 10 minute long video of Canada’s Celebration of Light performance from basically every angle you could imagine. As Friesen and his passengers take off to catch the display downtown, viewers feel like they’re right along for the ride as they’re connected straight into Friesen’s audio transmissions.
What a way to say goodbye to the summer. The Richmond World Festival is putting on a huge party during the first weekend of September, and the real kicker is that, like all the best things in life, it’s free. The festival will also include a culinary stage, a wide world of sports, a digital carnival, and more, so even the most stubborn attendees can—hopefully–find something to enjoy.
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".