- If you ever feel like your phone is spying on you, you're not alone. On the streets of Flatiron, everyone we stopped had a different story. "Been mentioning that I want a blue velvet couch, suddenly all the ads I get on my Instagram, on my Facebook are blue velvet couches," said Garrett Keefe from Brooklyn. "I was in a car with a friend and the radio was playing a song and we were fighting over who sang the song, and it was a long name of a song," said Ryane Hecker of Manhattan.
- In Midtown Manhattan on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a summit to address global challenges about immigration and refugee policies. "This gathering speaks to the changes that we have to keep making in our cities to move the world around us," de Blasio told the meeting. This was one of many events happening during this week's U.N. General Assembly in New York. De Blasio hopes it will inspire more cities to take responsibility for those who seek refuge.
- On the quiet streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, a unique pastor is stirring things up. "I was living the lesbian, redneck dream, serving two congregations on the East End of Long Island, I was in the fire department which is fabulous hunting and fishing, I was in a gun club," said Pastor Katrina Foster. In 2015, Pastor Foster got a call from a Bishop telling her that St. John's Lutheran Church on Milton Avenue was struggling to stay open.
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".