For decades, harried motorists relied on a lone traffic helicopter or plane to report traffic nightmares to avoid. The fact that much of the information was old news by the time it hit the air and covered only as much territory as the aircraft could manage mattered little. The eye in the sky was king. But its reign is nearing an end with the proliferation of traffic apps that are either standard equipment on new cars or can be downloaded onto cellphones.
When Rogers launches its gargantuan multi-platform NHL coverage next week, hockey fans are going to have to absorb a lot of changes. There will be games on channels that have never before seen a slapshot or butt-end to the nose, channels such as City and FX. There will be people who have never graced a hockey broadcast before, such as George Stroumboulopoulos. There will be Rogers people on CBC and CBC people on Rogers. And there will be CBC and Rogers and former TSN people everywhere.
It’s not that Canadian drivers are lacking in skills. They can handle the worst of Canadian winters (for the most part), can dodge road-hockey players with the manual dexterity of an F-1 driver and somehow know instinctively how to react to stop signs in two official languages. (By slowing down, if you’re wondering.) It’s just that when it comes to the mathematical and financial aspects of driving, well, Canadians belong in the slower learners’ class.
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".