Sure, there had been some chest pain and difficulty breathing. But the dreaded “C” word? Couldn’t be. Sarah Christ was only 50 when she went for a routine chest X-ray last year in hopes of getting to the bottom of her health issue. She figured it might be something like walking pneumonia. Doctors would soon confirm that Ms. Christ had stage 4 lung cancer. Further scans revealed that it had also spread to other parts of her body.
In his gut, Leon Michaelson knew something terrible had happened. His son Alex had driven his Kawasaki motorcycle to Wading River to get gas in the early afternoon of Oct. 22. The inherent risk of riding a motorcycle was always prominent in Leon’s mind, so he’d track his son through an iPhone app to check when he arrived at a destination. It gave him a sense of ease. That afternoon, he saw Alex had arrived at the gas station, a short distance from their Shoreham home.
In his eyes, the gift is merely a loan. Surrounded by friends and family Sunday afternoon inside the Greenport Fire Department, Bob Jester fought back tears after being surprised with a red handicap-accessible minivan that had been purchased for him through donations collected throughout the community. Mr. Jester, a retired Riverhead science teacher and longtime member of the fire department, was paralyzed from the waist down in August 2016 after falling off a chimney.
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".