Current state law penalizes impersonating someone via email, but social media isn’t included in the statute. "This bill really updates the language for a modern world and ensures law enforcement can combat this growing internet issue," said state Rep. Bob Kulp, R-Stratford, the bill’s sponsor.Under the bill, someone who impersonates another on social media with the intent to do things such as intimidate, harass or defraud could be charged with a crime.
Hospitals would be required to tell parents of stillborn children about the option to donate the child’s remains to scientific research under a bill in the state Legislature. The bill, which was up for a public hearing Tuesday, would fine hospitals up to $10,000 for failing to tell parents of stillborn infants about their option to make an anatomical gift to research organizations.
Water skiers would no longer need spotters in Wisconsin under a bill that's now headed to Gov. Scott Walker's desk. A spotter is someone who sits in the back of a boat to keep an eye on the person water skiing. Under a bill passed Thursday night by the state Assembly, that person would no longer be legally required in Wisconsin, as long as the boat has a rearview mirror. Rep. Ron Tusler, R-Harrison, argued those mirrors are more helpful to drivers than spotters.
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".