Comic Mitch Hedberg once famously dissed show fliers by joking, “When somebody tries to hand me out a flier, it’s like they’re saying ‘Here, you throw this away.’” Hedberg died in 2005, one year before Facebook went public and many years before the social media network became your de-facto events calendar. Without Facebook to ease his burden, Hedberg probably had to throw away hundreds of fliers in the course of a month.
In August 1996, The Cure played at the Thomas & Mack Center. That was the Swing Tour, during which frontman Robert Smith routinely showed up on stage wearing NHL jerseys; a quick Google image search brings up ol’ Papa Goth repping the Canucks, the Islanders, the Maple Leafs. You’ll also find a photo of Smith wearing the jersey of the Las Vegas Thunder, our long-defunct IHL team, onstage at the T&M.
The figures are sobering. According to zerofatalitiesnv.com—a joint production of the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Nevada Department of Public Safety—80 pedestrians were struck and killed by cars on Nevada’s roads last year, a figure that has doubled since 2010. Easy as it is to attribute this boom to population growth, the truth is undeniable: 80 deaths is 80 deaths too many. Several government agencies are engineering solutions to this crisis.
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".