Black Friday has become notorious, known around the world for its stampedes, shootings and broken bones as shoppers storm the gates of big retailers for deep discounts. The yearly frenzy has become so extreme, there's even a website called Black Friday Death Count that tracks the number of injuries and deaths in what's become the most dangerous shopping day of the year in some countries.
Scott Altiman covered his face and wept as the families of the two people he killed in a drunk driving incident last year described the emotional and physical turmoil his actions have had on their lives. Altiman has pleaded guilty to killing 23-year-old Cody Andrews and 46-year-old Jerry Pitre after his car slammed into two vehicles at Highbury Avenue and Dundas Street on Sept. 8, 2016. Three people were also injured in the early-morning crash, including Altiman himself.
A London, Ont., man took the law into his own hands after he says he kept calling a group of telephone scammers until they begged him to stop. Kevin Underhill got a call from phone scammers who were posing as the Canada Revenue Agency on Tuesday morning. "It was actually very terrible voicemail," he said. "It was very robotic. It stated that it was the Canada Revenue calling and there was a pressing matter of serious consequence and they were starting criminal activity."
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".