According to CNN, YouTube and Facebook are trying to stop the spread of the Tide Pod Challenge, a dangerous and straight up stupid social media craze in which challengers eat laundry detergent packets on video. In recent weeks, the #TidePodChallenge hashtag has exploded, leading the American Association of Poison Control Centers to issue an alert.
The 13 siblings who were found emaciated and shackled to their beds in a Perris, California, home earlier this week were reportedly fed only one rationed meal per day and were only allowed to shower twice a year. NBC News also reports that the home belonging to parents David and Louise Turpin was filled with urine. Relatives in West Virginia say they're shocked. "They were just like any ordinary family," says David's 81-year-old mother Betty Turpin. "And they had such good relationships.
In what might become the "WTF Story of the Year," on Sunday in Perris, a 17-year-old girl left her parents’ house and called the police. During her conversation, she informed law enforcement that she had not merely left the home, but escaped from it, as her parents had been holding her and her 12 siblings—ranging in age from 2 to 29—there without letting them interact with the outside world.
Dude. I was was all on board for this “met at @SamsClub” date, because it sounded so innocent and pure. But then we met Robert and I just realized men are only at Sam’s if they are married OR stocking up for a Frat party. smh #SecondDateUpdate@991KGGI
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".