Downtown Naperville shoppers were jumping in surprise Thursday night as they passed store mannequins that suddenly came to life. The unexpected shock turned to laughter when they realized the displays featured live actors participating in the annual Holiday Living Windows event. "It's fun when you see kids freak out," said 15-year-old Danny Anderson, who dressed as the Grinch for the window of Liam Brex custom cabinetry and design.
One by one, 18 different speakers took the stage in the large Yellow Box auditorium in Naperville in the hope of dazzling an audience of 500 eager listeners with little more than a microphone and a 15-minute story. The topics ranged from racism to songwriting to suicide in the smorgasbord of ideas, creativity and inspiration known as TEDxNaperville, an annual daylong conference modeled after the popular TED talks, which have received an astonishing 4.6 billion views on YouTube.
The chilly morning temperatures were not enough to deter the dozens who gathered Saturday for Naperville's annual Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Park. "We look to veterans who fought in the past and are fighting now," said Col. Harvey Barnum, a Medal of Honor recipient who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961 to 1989 and delivered the event's keynote address. "Democracy is not an easy form of government to live under. It makes each of us responsible.
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".