In some parts of Collin County, private property apparently isn’t private property anymore. As WFAA's Jobin Panicker reported this week: for three decades Harlan and Sue Stauffer have owned 48 acres along 1461. Their plan: build their country dream home. Watch ducks land on the pond. It was all on track, got all the county permits, dug the beams, brought in the steel were about to pour concrete when the City of McKinney told them, stop! You need permission to build on own property.
It’s been half a year since the election, and I still don’t think either political party has really figured out what happened. For me, anger was the key thing that sent voters to the polls then. Long before Donald Trump said he would run, I pointed to anger as a growing force in American politics. Working and middle-income people of every race are tired of seeing decisions being made about them, their country, their planet that leave them out.
I was mildly surprised and pleased with the recent decision by Harvard College to “uninvite” 10 incoming freshmen after they started an “invitation only” Facebook group within their class that included messages joking about among other things: The Holocaust… sexual assault… that leveled racial slurs at minorities. Free speech advocates were outraged.
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".