Just before sunset on a weekday in early 2017, several shots ring out in the affluent North Lake Highlands neighborhood. A homeowner is chasing and firing at two fleeing intruders. He hits one; the other gets away. A year later, both the injured perpetrator and the shooter are hurting in different ways.
Well, I’ve been inundated with compliments and queries about the map that ran across two pages in the latest Advocate magazine. Of course, we love the attention. It just shows that our readers have a good eye for something special. The map was not simply created with design software; our newest graphic designer on staff, Brian Smith, actually hand sketched these maps and painted them before they ever made it to the desktop. And he was a bit unprepared for how much work it would mean.
You guys remember Bob, right? You know. Bob. The guy with the keyboard? Yeah, him. If not, refresh your memory here with our 2009 story about the time documentarians made a movie about him. And why. Not all who wander are lost, it is said. Bob was weird, maybe damaged and dirty, maybe crazy, certainly capable of making one want to rip her hair out — but he has an odd charm and he makes you laugh (or cry).
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".