- Now that Christmas presents have been opened, police are warning people about the boxes and labels it came with. The season of giving is coming to an end and law enforcement officials are advising against placing those labeled boxes out on the curb too early for garbage collection. If you do, it can make you a target, they say. It's an easy way for thieves to discover all the new, and maybe expensive, items they can steal from your home, and the biggest target are perhaps TV boxes.
- Waterfront property will soon be coming to thousands of people living in Pasco County. But first, they've got to bring in the water. The seven-acre man-made lagoon will be the focal point of the Epperson housing development in Wesley Chapel. This week, the water started to flow, and they’ve already sold 50 of what will be 1,000 homes surrounding the lagoon. "It's a game-changer in this community,” offered Jen Austin of Metro Development Group.
- It’s not a good week to be a Duke Energy customer. As tens of thousands have been without power for days, people are opening their Duke Energy bills to find out they were overcharged. One woman we spoke to says she usually pays around $170. She knew something was wrong when she was charged $592. Hundreds of people sounded off with similar issues in her neighborhood’s Facebook group. Duke says the high bills are a result of a mistake in the way wattage usage is estimated.
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".