Toronto can learn a lot about how to improve our streets from cities like VancouverWhen you think of Paris, Copenhagen, or Vancouver, their sprawling, pedestrian and public space-focused, patio-filled sidewalks may come to mind. In these cities, the idea is that their photo-worthy streets are a place for pedestrians to stay a while, as opposed to merely functioning as transportation arteries. For the most part, the same can’t be said for Toronto.
Students eating at the University’s Moody Towers Dining Hall received a surprise visit from President Renu Khator just after 1 p.m. Saturday as she checked in with remaining residents waiting out the threat of Hurricane Harvey. Moody, which is committed to remaining open for those left on campus, welcomed Khator as she enthusiastically greeted students in the crowded cafeteria, posing for selfies and asking about their well-being.
Hurricane Harvey is set to hit the Texas coast between midnight Friday and early Saturday morning, and most of the students living at Cullen Oaks on-campus apartments have left in search of a safer place to spend the weekend. As tensions rise around the foreboding forecast, many students who have the means to leave campus have already done so because they have either family or friends living at a safer location.
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".