The power of social media doing good played out in Calgary on Tuesday. Police are investigating a disturbing Twitter account based in the city, after a number of people flagged it, commenting on the content and calling for action. The account @canadacreep showed pictures and videos of young women, who appeared to be unaware they were being photographed or taped. The online outcry prompted Twitter to suspend the account. Efforts are now underway to find the person or people behind @canadacreep.
Calgary travel writer Jody Robbins says don’t just stay in the city on your next trip to Vancouver. Robbins says it’s worth it to take a tour of Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium, but then head out of town. The first stop? The Capilano Suspension Bridge. “This is an ancient forest in North Vancouver and I think it’s so fascinating when you can be in a city and get that great access to nature,” explained Robbins.
A man from a small community just west of Edmonton is accused of sexually abusing his three daughters. The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team also alleges he prostituted one of the girls who were under the age of 18, and videotaped the assaults. The Internet Child Exploitation Unit arrested the 42-year-old back in November. He is charged with 23 offences including incest, sexual assault with a weapon, human trafficking, and making, distributing and possessing child pornography.
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".