As Orlando prepares for the one-year observance of the Pulse nightclub shootings that took 49 lives on June 12, 2016, the memories of that fateful day remain fresh throughout the community. Gatherings and tributes may bring comfort, but the pain can never fully heal. The loss that has become a new normal is even embodied outside the nightclub that has since become a shrine.
Barbara Poma's message has not changed, and Orlando would not have it any other way. The owner of Pulse nightclub has become the face of the tragedy that took 49 lives and injured 53 on June 12, 2016. She has since spoken at vigils, been interviewed by the international media and rode a float in the Rose Bowl Parade. All while carrying a message of hope, healing and compassion.
The nerd nation is throwing another pop culture party at the Orange County Convention Center as MegaCon returns to Orlando, May 25-28. The comic book/sci-fi/anime/fantasy/gaming convention is hot on the heels of Star Wars Celebration, which brought more than 70,000 guests to the region April 30-16. Fan events have long been a strong source of economic impact by generating hotel stays, retail and restaurants sales, and giving visitors a chance to extend their stays to take in local attractions.
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".