Social media can be a blessing or a curse; we’ve all seen both sides of that one. However, the ability to immediately share photos with anyone who might be interested is a bonus. This morning, Rob Thom tweeted a photo of a cloud formation that caught his eye near Lower Greenwich, on the St John River. The cloud in the photo is a roll cloud; a cloud that belongs in the arcus family of clouds.
The Leonid meteor shower happens every year in November, when Earth's orbit crosses the orbit of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. The comet makes its way around the sun every 33.3 years, leaving a trail of dust rubble in its wake. The Leonids can put on a great show, in fact some years, they refer to the showers as a “storm”. The great Leonid meteor storm of 1833 was perhaps the most spectacular in recorded history.
I’m always reminding people to look up; Mother Nature is quite an artist, so you never know what you’ll see! On Sunday, Tina and Kurt Gratto were out enjoying the crisp fall weather when they looked up towards the sun and saw a lovely rainbow. Now common understanding is that in order to have a rainbow appear in the sky you need sun and a rain shower. According to Tina, there were very few clouds in the sky and definitely no rain.
What were you doing 9 years ago today? Shoveling I bet! A paralyzing #snow storm hit our region. Liz Benteau shares this photo with us from Lower Sackville NS - Nov 22 2008 #snowstormhttps://t.co/vklhsbxkJD
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".