Thu, Jul 20, 2017 (midnight) If you’re weary of navigating around the Downtown road work that has consumed Main and Commerce streets for much of the past year, you’ll be happy to hear that construction is at a halfway point. That means Commerce will soon be a fully functional one-way street, complete with the new southbound “alley” portion running from Garces Avenue to Charleston Boulevard.
There’s no getting around LA without Waze. The Google-owned GPS traffic app—available for iOS, Android, Windows and even Blackberry—draws on a variety of resources to provide up-to-the-second traffic alerts, from local transportation agencies to reports from users themselves. (Pressing a button or two does this; distraction time is minimal.)
Over the weekend, Disney announced a variety of projects at its biennial, company-sanctioned D23 Expo, “the ultimate Disney fan event.” Seeing as the entertainment giant controls fully half of the current popular culture—Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm are all owned subsidiaries, as are broadcast entities ABC and ESPN—it wasn’t just Disney fans crowding the floor at the Anaheim Convention Center; there were aspiring Generals Leia, Captains America and whatever you call fans of Once Upon a Time.
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".