- The massive Equifax breach impacts nearly half of the country's personal data. Now it's time to brace yourself for round two. The first hit was finding out that our personal identifying information held by Atlanta-base Equifax had been hacked. The credit reporting agency revealed that a hacker got a lot of our info - names, social security numbers, birthdates, addresses and driver's license numbers. Those aren't just puzzle pieces. That's your whole personal picture.
- While many of us are back to work after Hurricane Irma, for others, the hard work of repairing the damage is just beginning. State Farm alone says it's processing more than 9,000 claims in Georgia, and the numbers are rising daily as some folks are just getting into their homes and putting in calls. So, the first thing you need to do is get a call in to your agent if you have damage.
- We've got a few hours before Hurricane Irma's full force hits the metro area. There are a few, last-minute things to take care of and a 'to do' list for after the storm. First, the storm before us wreaked havoc from the Caribbean Islands, through Florida and now in Georgia. Take some time and get a few things done before the storm lands in metro Atlanta. Fill up the car. Get bottled water in the house.
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".