We get a lot of great stories from local people who send in tips about what's happening around them. We want to make it even easier to hear from you. So we're testing out a new SMS-based tipline which allows you to text in photos and short messages about things you're seeing as you go about your life in the city, straight from your phone.
Do you live, work, or spend quality time in a neighborhood that Hoodline covers? Is there a topic you want to explore, or a story you'd like to see covered by us? Can you write? If you said yes to any or all of the above, we'd like to talk to you about writing for Hoodline.
Do you live, work or spend time in SoMa? Today, we're expanding our daily neighborhood coverage to the South of Market area. Look for our mix of hard news, profiles of local businesses, community organizations and people, plus history, off-beat news and more, stretching from the Embarcadero all the way past Folsom and 10th street to that curvy blob that's occasionally called "western SoMa."
Facebook, already bulging out of its headquarters in downtown Palo Alto, is now infiltrating Stanford University. A new course, called Create Engaging Web Applications Using Metrics and Learning on Facebook will be offered this fall in Stanford's computer science department.
Ever since Hoodline began life as Lower Haight neighborhood blog Haighteration more than five years ago, we've fielded requests for a North Beach expansion. Meanwhile, we've gradually realized that a lot of our readers work or live further down Market Street than our current coverage area.
Raj Vaswani, who joined Park Station as captain last summer, has been transferred to lead Bayview Station, we've learned. Vaswani was beginning to make his mark in the area, with his personal crime-fighting efforts, his active Twitter presence, and his generally genial relations with the relatively quiet district.
Duboce Triangle has been experiencing a major crime increase in recent years, according to many commenters on social media and local web sites like this one. The murders of Bryan Higgins and Michael Marquez in the last six months or so have only highlighted what many have felt are broader changes for the worse.
Me: I just talked to the cab company and they're going to take forever. I'm trying Uber. Her: There's no Uber in DC. Me [checks app]: Oh, look, there is! The car will be here in 10 minutes. And that's how I discovered that Uber is launching in Washington, DC.
The decision to bulldoze the Western Addition had been made behind closed doors at City Hall, and people across San Francisco in the '60s and '70s were fighting to save their own neighborhoods from freeway and development plans. But they needed to understand how the city worked if they were going to make changes happen.
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
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".