ATLANTA—With more and more people stepping outside of their cars to travel, complaints about obstructions on city sidewalks are on the rise. Rob Billings is one of the lucky ones who can walk to work. There are times when he has to leave the sidewalk and step into the very traffic he’s trying to avoid. “I would say once a month there's a sign on the sidewalk, multiple signs on the sidewalk,” says Billings.
DEKALB CO., Ga – For the second time in just over a year, the Georgia Department of Transportation is responding to crumbling concrete found beneath a bridge. GDOT insists the I-285 bridge over Midvale Road is safe for travelers, but the large hunk of concrete found beneath the bridge is certainly a concern to Steve Skinner. “I guess for the last solid year, the bridge has held,” says Skinner.
FORSYTH CO., Ga – Commuters in Forsyth County thought they’d be enjoying a wider, better Highway 20 instead of the orange barrels and construction equipment that are still in place. Andrea Webb saw progress come to a stop in May. “There was a sense of this project is almost finished, and then all of a sudden one day in May they bulldozed a two mile strip of the eastbound lanes and put everything to a grinding halt,” says Webb.
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".