We all know that 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentines Day. There were also 14 injured victims who survived. Samantha was in the classroom with Helena Ramsey and Nicholas Dworet when Nikolas Cruz shot at her and her classmates through a window. Samantha was shot in both legs and shrapnel flew into her face. Her friends Helena and Nicholas died. Samantha has a piece of shrapnel lodged behind her eye that would require a risky surgery to remove.
In addition to the endless parade of “thoughts and prayers,” here’s what some folks are saying on social media after the Parkland school shooting:“Dear God, why do you allow so much violence in schools? I’m not allowed in schools. – God” I told a poster’s ass off for being incredibly cruel and stupid, and she responded that if I didn’t like it, don’t read it. I unfriended her. Since then I’ve seen several others post it.
I no longer have words to explain how FURIOUS I am that yet again innocents are dead, and others fight to recover from serious injuries, because one pissed-off man- and it’s ALWAYS A MAN- decides he’s going to shoot some folks, so he easily accesses a gun and TONS of ammo and says Fuck You to the rest of us. I am FURIOUS that this happens OVER and OVER again, and yet do we not do anything to STOP it, instead our elected officials keep passing laws to make access to guns EASIER.
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".