Lowell Beer Works is undergoing a massive makeover, and it's leaving many of its employees jobless. Owner Joe Slesar, who wants his restaurant and brewery to become a hot spot for locals and a tourist destination. "We absolutely are trying to attract more people to Lowell from surrounding communities," says Slesar. While he's excited about the expansion, his business on Cabot Street is now temporarily closed for the next couple weeks.
Cyber bullying and body shaming is running rampant on social media. Now a local company is using fashion to fight back. In the high flying world of fashion where the competition to stand out is fierce, Sam Sisakhti created UsTrendy, an online platform to help up and coming up designers sell clothing directly to customers. "It’s amazon for fashion," says Sisakhti, who is also the CEO of the Boston-based company. But Sisakhti says this success also brought some unintended consequences.
A Massachusetts hip hop artist is recording a song with several homeless men to bring attention to the on-going problem of homelessness. From a multi-million dollar recording studio in Boston, Revere R and B artist Derek Cummings is pushing several homeless men to reach their full potential. They’re collaborating on a new single, and the men will have their voices front and center. That means a lot for men like Carmelo Cotto, who says society barely acknowledges their existence.
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".