Kimberly Miller covers weather for The Palm Beach Post. She holds a Certificate in Weather Forecasting from Penn State University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona. Her previous beats have included real estate, K-12 education, universities and colleges, and gene...
A trifecta of summer meteor showers kick off this week with the Delta Aqauriids peaking Friday night into the weekend. The Delta Aquariids are fainter than some meteor showers, but about 5 to 10 percent leave long meteor trains that will last a couple seconds after the meteor itself blinks out. This year, the shower has the added benefit of a waxing crescent moon, leaving a wide open dark sky for better viewing. Related: Your eyes will fry during Aug. 21 Great American eclipse without these.
A man seen in the disturbing shark-dragging video that went viral earlier this week has a history of posting photos troubling photos with wildlife in the past and has been previously investigated by FWC. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed Wednesday that it had opened an investigation in 2015 of the previous photos, but is not linking the man in the shark-dragging video with that investigation.
The Sarasota Slam fishing tournament said Tuesday on its Facebook page that it has identified the men in a disturbing video that shows a shark being dragged behind a boat at high speed. It gave the names to authorities, saying the tournament will also ban the individuals from its competition. “The Sarasota Slam is in NO WAY affiliated with the despicable behavior in the video on social media,” the Facebook post says.
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".