For the last few years, Paula Freund has been on a serious photographic mission. She has been hunting, near and far, for pictures of the original pioneers of Petaluma, those hardy folks who traveled to, lived in, and created this river city in the mid-1800s. The result of her efforts, an engaging new exhibit titled “Portraits of Petaluma Pioneers: Personal Images and Public Stories of a California Rivertown,” is now running through Sept. 25 at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum.
When most people think of books, they think about a relationship between the reader and the words on the page. But leave it to community-centric Petaluma to inspire one of its residents to expand that relationship and create Bookal, a new smartphone app that lets neighbors easily buy and sell books from each other. Petaluma-based freelance photographer Ramin Rahimian’s recently launched iOS app is a “buy local’ alternative to Amazon and eBay.
Who, exactly, is Petaluma? Who lives here in this place at this specific moment in time and history? Five local photographers — Paige Green, Michael Garlington, Jude Mooney, Ramin Rahimian and Michael Woolsey — have spent the last nine months looking for answers to those questions. The result of their inquiry will soon be on display at the Petaluma Arts Center’s newest exhibit, Face of Petaluma: Portraits of Our Town.
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".