It's not every day that watching a movie can save a life, but for one heroic fifth grader, that's exactly what happened. Benjamin Ford, a student at Greenwood Elementary in Glen Allen, Virginia, knew exactly what to do to save a choking classmate, all thanks to watching a documentary with his mom a few years ago. The soft-spoken young man didn't let nerves stop him from acting quickly when his friend was choking at lunch time.
Teenagers across the country are angry about the lack of response to a broken gun system in America. However, in a time when we should be listening to the survivors' pleas and opinions, many conservatives wish we wouldn't. A vocal group of conservative pundits are questioning whether or not children have the right to express their opinions, and some are even spreading conspiracy theories that survivors of the Parkland, FL, shooting are being used by left-wing organizations.
For over 10 years, people have loved to hate the Kardashians. Ever since their reality show debuted in 2007 and they were catapulted to fame, everything from their fashion choices to lavish lifestyles to penchant for nudity gets met with intense criticism. You can't really go a day on the internet without people getting heated about something one of them has done, but nothing causes a controversy quite like the decisions they make as parents, and man, do people need to stop.
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".