SANTA CRUZ >> When Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ Diane Cowen hears the term “fake news,” she interprets that as buzzword for a long standing issue of another name: internet illiteracy. At its core, the struggle to weed out so-called fake news is about evaluating information online for authority and accuracy, Cowen said. “There’s a digital literacy issue, even for people who are tech savvy,” said Cowen, who serves as communications manager for the library system.
RIO DEL MAR >> Soquel Creek Water District has shut down a drinking water supply wells serving Seascape, Rio del Mar, La Selva and portions of Aptos on Friday. The water district’s decision comes as a pre-emptive move to comply with State Water Resources Control Board regulations passed July 18 that establish a ceiling of 5 parts per trillion for contamination of a cancer-causing chemical.
SANTA CRUZ >> Asked if new housing would be a good fit for developing the Dream Inn’s parking lot, a developer heard a firm “no” from residents on Tuesday night. Long Beach-based Ensemble Real Estate Investments, the Dream Inn’s owner since 2006, hosted an open-house style public meeting in the hotel’s conference room, inviting more than 120 attendees for an overview of their goals in developing the 95,080-square-foot lot across West Cliff Drive.
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".