On Wednesday night, about 70 women gathered at West Philly’s School for the Future for the formal presentation of “The State of Women and Girls in Philadelphia,” the first report from the year-old Philadelphia Commission for Women. Philadelphia is the 32nd city to have a women’s commission. Executive director Jovida Hill says that the intent of this report is to establish a baseline of information about where things stand for women in the city.
On Tuesday afternoon, I received an email that made me do a double-take. I, and thousands of others, received an email from online retailer Amazon alerting me to the fact that someone bought something from my baby registry. The problem: I am not currently pregnant. And I don’t plan to be in the foreseeable future. I reserve the right to change my mind about this at any moment, for any reason, but having a baby is not on the to-do list right now. So I definitely do not have a baby registry.
In the wake of the racial tensions and violence in Charlottesville, Va., in August, Philadelphia found itself in the midst of a firestorm over one of the city’s most recognizable monuments. The Frank Rizzo statue, which stands across from City Hall, has drawn criticism and praise since its installation in 1998, but this summer, Councilwoman Helen Gym tweeted her disdain for the statue and suggested it be removed. The tweet ignited a weeks-long public debate about whether the monument should stand.
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".