Catherine Lyons swelled with excitement when she learned Wimbledon neared its end last week. Her interest in the storied tennis tournament was minimal. She wanted to see what came after the winners had kissed the trophies. She wanted to know who would be the next actor to play the title character in "Doctor Who." The BBC promised a trailer introducing the new lead after the tournament. Lyons quickly found the trailer online.
Earlier this month, federal officials announced plans to build a $137-million courthouse at the former Riverfront YMCA site. Longtime City Council member Christine Hensley told Register business reporter Joel Aschbrenner, "We think there are higher and better uses of that property." Councilman Joe Gato told Aschbrenner the courthouse would create "a void" on the riverwalk. Gato was concerned about the courthouse's tight security. The strikes me as a silly notion.
Charlie Black rescued John Govia Jr. along Interstate 80 for the second time in 31 years late Tuesday. Govia Jr.'s SUV had broken down twice during his drive from Peoria, Ill., with his girlfriend and 8-year-old daughter. Black and his wife, Trudy, were waiting to meet Govia Jr. and his family at a downtown Des Moines hotel. The SUV's battery gave out in the Quad Cities, delaying a planned early evening arrival.
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".