Our social media feeds have been buzzing this week with everything from Hurricane Irma to an amber alert out of Quebec and the latest on North Korea. Out of all of the top stories circulating on the interwebs, these are the ones that got people the most engaged:A story about a Winnipeg mom who was told not to bring her diaper bag into a Canadian Tire had Global News readers enraged this week.
We all know Grand Theft Auto is a video game, but for this woman, it was real life after she stole a police cruiser and hightailed it down the road. Police body cam footage shows the woman, who was initially arrested for a petty shoplifting charge, removing her handcuffs and slipping into the front seat, before taking the cops on a high-speed chase. Just like the movies!Global News’ Facebook video garnered more than 1.6 million views, that’s a lot of eyeballs!
They look polished, poised and prepped. Every year on the first day of school, you set your kids up on the porch for the iconic photo. And now, we want to see them. Post your images and video to Twitter with the hashtag #firstdaypix2017 and tag @globalnews. Or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line First Day Pix 2017. We will show off those big smiles, snazzy outfits and carefully coiffed hairdos in our back-to-school coverage.
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".