Here’s how Duke Energy went from trusted power supplier for millions to despised corporate babbling machine in a week. Duke suffered a meltdown when almost three-fourths of its Florida customers went dark in Hurricane Irma. The storm was bad enough, but then Duke amped up its own troubles by treating customers like children. To start, Duke underestimated that hag Irma. Company executives figured 1 million of its 1.8 million customers in Florida would lose power, but more than 1.3 million did.
There are times Lake County commissioners should have their heads extracted from their own little worlds with a pair of pliers. This is one. Commissioners on Tuesday piddled around, failing to allocate money to LASER, the agency that could snag millions of dollars for the poor, elderly, disabled, uninsured and underinsured of Lake County.
By the time this column is published, we’ll be a week away from the brief but unwanted visit of Hurricane Irma. Since she rolled through last Sunday night and Monday morning, this has become clear: Things could have been a lot worse. Irma gave us a taste of what could have been at the Tavares Seaplane Base and Marina, where she pulled up all the boat docks, sent walkways soaring and piled about 25 boats atop one another.
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".