Toronto photographer Cameron McLellan has been taking Hollywood’s favourite extraterrestrial on a tour of the city. On a lark, McLellan and a friend dragged a life-size replica of E.T., across town last week, snapping photos of him on the TTC and in front of landmarks like Yonge-Dundas Square and Honest Ed’s. “People all over the city were asking to take selfies with E.T.,” McLellan told Metro. But, where did that big ol' alien come from? It was one of McLellan's Christmas presents, of course.
Where you are in Toronto says a lot about who you are, according to a new report. Environics Analytics has released the third installment of its PRIZM series, which uses demographic and marketing data to create snapshots of communities across Canada. The annual report identifies and labels 68 different demographic types, from the "Cosmopolitan Elite" to "Aging in Suburbia," and maps out where they live.
An online campaign claiming to represent “a broad coalition of Conservative voters” is urging Doug Ford to run for the leadership of the federal Conservative party. The website, rundougrun.ca, calls the former councillor “the only true blue-values leader who can be an advocate for strong conservative values.” It also claims “dozens of dedicated individuals” are ready to support Ford should he decide to run.
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".