Time to recycle those corny pick-up lines comparing the apple of your eye to a work of art. The Google Arts & Culture app is doing the heavy lifting for you. It’s the latest internet sensation: a feature that finds your closest doppelgangers in museums around the world. Just snap a selfie, and it instantly delivers your look-alike results by the likes of Rembrandt and Monet. So we tried this with a few Lehigh Valley public figures and celebrities.
If you live anywhere in the northeast, you probably grew skeptical when you heard news outlets repeat terms like "snow bomb," "bomb cyclone" and "bombogenesis" last week. Though rooted in meteorological phenomena, these terms took on a viral nature and had a field day -- or week -- on social media. After the flurry subsided, a discussion took root in The Morning Call newsroom about the origins of such media frenzy over weather buzz words.
Keep the faith: This unusual cold snap that’s causing sewer lines to freeze underground has an end in sight. It might not be the balmy Florida weather one dreams of while observing exposed skin turn strange colors — something to look out for, as red, white or grayish-yellow skin is just one symptom of frostbite — but it will certainly be a relief from wind chill readings that have remained steadily in the negatives since New Year’s Eve.
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".