Last week, I found myself in the backseat of a Halifax cab at 3:30 a.m.After numerous flight delays and tarmac waits, which meant I had been travelling from Edmonton for almost 24 hours, I wasn't in a chatty mood. But my cab driver wanted to talk. Why not? After all, it was pitch dark, pounding torrential rain, and he needed something to take his mind off the long and winding road from the airport. "Where you from?" he asked. "She sure got her dander up over that pipeline."
To the relief of insomniacs and political observers, the Alberta legislature will have its own dedicated television channel sometime this spring. Bringing gavel-to-gavel proceedings from the Alberta legislature to television is something viewers have been asking for through calls to their MLAs, according to Clerk of the Legislative Assembly Rob Reynolds.
Don MacIntyre has officially resigned as a member of Alberta's legislative assembly. On Friday, United Conservative Party (UCP) Leader Jason Kenney issued a statement that MacIntyre, the MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, had resigned from caucus. Details surrounding the circumstances leading to MacIntyre's departure have not been made public. Last week, MacIntyre posted on Twitter that he was leaving politics to focus on his family.
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".