David Wilson quit his desk job as a computer programmer in land-locked Indianapolis 18 months ago, bought a 35-foot sailboat named Firefly and moved to the Dinner Key mooring field in Coconut Grove. “I fell in love with the idea of living aboard because you never see sad people on sailboats,” he said. “Except now.” Hurricane Irma blew through Miami and left distraught boaters in her wake. Some boats sank. Some broke loose from their mooring balls and have gone missing.
Air conditioners hum on one side of Palmarito Street in Coral Gables but not the other, where strip poker by candlelight has lost its charm. Over on Toledo, the lights have blinked on in some houses, but most remain dark. In Pinecrest, residents are hot and bothered. In Little Haiti, the powerless are hungry and thirsty. All across Miami, electricity envy is swelling like piles of dirty laundry, spoiled food and amputated tree limbs.
zcaya’s four-person storm team was entrusted with a daunting mission: Shield the interior of James Deering’s magnificent, extravagant, eccentric recreation of an Italian villa from the fury of Hurricane Irma’s winds. The Gilded Age estate sits on the threshold of Biscayne Bay — the better for Deering’s tuxedoed guests to pull up at the yacht landing for parties — as it has for a century. So the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens endured the brunt of the storm, as Marvin Mora can attest.
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".