CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Millions of comments left online about a major government program are fake. Thousands are from Charlotte, and it's possible someone even pretended to be you to write them. The Federal Communication Commission's website has a comment section where people can weigh in on whether or not the internet should remain open to everyone or be restricted based on what you pay. The major issue called net neutrality is scheduled to voted on by the FCC on Thursday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In early fall, the city of Charlotte started working on technology to help ease traffic congestion uptown. The intelligent traffic system is part of a statewide Department of Transportation project. In Charlotte, it will change how traffic lights work. The City Council approved a $990,000 contract on Monday night to expand the system into uptown. The new technology would lay 5.8 miles of fiber-optic cable.
ROCK HILL, S..C - Temperatures are expected to plummet well below freezing Tuesday night. Because of the cold weather, homeless shelters in the area have already seen an increase in people showing up and they expect bigger crowds. In Rock Hill, the Salvation Army serves as a women's warming shelter. There are nine women staying there now. The men's shelter, about one mile away, is overflowing. Iris Smalls Hubbard runs a charity called The Roc, or Renew Our Community.
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".