- A Polk County charity that helps needy kids during Christmas time has had its bank account wiped out by hackers. Someone managed to steal $27,000 from the accounts of Polk County Christmas Angels. “I went to check the balance and I found out I was over $3,000 in the rears, I had a heart attack,” said director Sandy Toledo. Somehow, someone stole all of director Toledo's personal information, including her social security number. “They hacked into my personal account.
- Did you know the St. Petersburg Police Department has a police horse that paints? “I love my horse he's great I’ve known him forever he's a great horse,” said officer Jason Hughes. Officer Hughes and his 12-year-old horse, Jacob and have been a team since 2009. The equine artist took to picking up a brush pretty quickly during training. “Sometimes there's downtime so we try to fill that downtime to keep the horse engaged so they don’t get bored standing around,” Officer Hughes said.
- A homemade outdoor shooting range on a privately-owned property in Holiday has some neighbors fired up. “It is just too close for comfort here,” complained Donna Martinenko-Wiedemann, who lives directly behind the outdoor range. Martinenko-Wiedemann calls its “unnerving” to hear the whizz of bullets flying outside her front door. “It is extremely unsafe. There's residential houses completely around here. It's a hazard,” she said.
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".