While working on a restoration project this past spring, Lightner Museum workers made an unexpected discovery: writing on the walls of the former staff quarters. A mason the museum hired to repaint rooms on the building’s fourth floor was the first one to notice the pencil scrawlings, in some cases hidden inside bedroom closets. “He was sanding and smoothing the plaster and he came upon these writings that had been whitewashed over,” recalled Lightner Museum curator Barry Myers.
The childhood that Anna Hamilton remembers from growing up in Crescent Beach was filled with long days spent outside: digging for worms, getting cut up on oyster shells, fishing “up in the mudflats.”Hamilton’s own connection with the region could just as easily be included in “Matanzas Voices,” a collection of oral histories documenting life and work along the Matanzas River, the wide stretch of estuary that feeds into the Intracoastal Waterway between St. Augustine and the Flagler County line.
A St. Augustine man who dropped his camera into the Tennessee River five years ago has had the photos he lost on that family trip miraculously returned to him. “It’s just a surreal moment,” said Alex Mansur. “I’m trying to wrap my head around that it has been found.”Found, it has been — thanks to social media.
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".