It’s been three long months since Jo Ringer of Clarksburg went missing. Her abandoned car was found in Easthampton in March. Tonight, Jo's family and friends held a vigil at a park in Easthampton holding out hope for her safe return. Jo's family has been doing everything they can to try and bring her home, but they said tonight was about making sure this situation doesn't happen to any other family. "Make sure she's not forgotten and people still know she's still missing," said Savannah Ringer.
After weeks of an emotionally-charged testimony, a judge decided that Michelle Carter was guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Text messages revealed she encouraged her boyfriend into taking his own life. This case is relatively new to many attorneys, because it could set precedent with cases involving social media and text messages. Many lawyers said that this is a landmark case in terms of how social media and text messages can be used in the court of law.
There are new clues in the investigation into who killed Molly Bish. A search of a former campground in West Brookfield has revealed what the Bish family is calling compelling new information. These new developments today are thanks to a device that can detect objects that are buried. The device is called a ground penetrating radar and it allows authorities to see below the surface.
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".