Elizabeth Rivera had many friends, which isn’t always the case with homeless people. Some struggle with mental illnesses that make it hard to form relationships, and others embrace a hermit-like solitude, anxious or angry over whatever scars the world has inflicted upon them. But Rivera, by all accounts, who was 47, liked people a great deal, except for nosybodies who would pry into her past. This irritated her and gave her a reputation as a Jekyll-and-Hyde sort who erupted without warning.
For Rosa Rodriguez, it’s all about waiting. She has waited for years to get into one of Allentown’s public housing developments, and on Monday morning she waited again, sitting with her 2-year-old son on her lap as other people tapped away at computers in the lobby of the Allentown Housing Authority. “My mom got Section 8. She waited seven years,” said Rodriguez, referring to the federal voucher program that subsidizes rent for low-income residents.
Now and again you meet people from the Midwest, wherever that is, and when it’s cold or snowy they tell you how in the Midwest there are but five warm days a year and sometimes, in January and February, they are forced to eat snow to survive. When it falls to 2 degrees here they make a point of walking around in meager attire and pretending the loss of skin on their noses and ear lobes is of no concern to them whatsoever, because the science of frostbite repair is advancing all the time.
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".