When Yolanda Flader and her husband Richard returned from their wedding and honeymoon in Mexico nearly 55 years ago, they expected to move into Marina City, the newly built twin corncob-shaped towers along the Chicago River. But ongoing construction delayed their move-in date until January 1963, when they became among the first residents to have the iconic 300 N. State St. address. "It was exciting because we were on the waiting list for about two years," Yolanda Flader, now 83, said.
When Snigdha Bhalotia sees cyclists along Chicago's lakefront, she wishes she could join them. But the 54-year-old, who is visiting from India for the summer while her daughter pursues a master's degree at DePaul University, never learned to ride a bike. "All my life I never learned how to cycle because I was so scared of falling down," Bhalotia said. On Monday, she and her 22-year-old daughter Vanshree attended a free Learn to Ride bike class the city is offering adults.
A Facebook page that appears to belong to Belleville, Ill., resident Sue Hodgkinson shows a post from last November at the top — an innocuous message about the Toy Blast online game. But since Hodgkinson's husband, James, shot a congressman and injured four others Wednesday, people have added to that Facebook post with a torrent of about 1,200 comments and replies, ranging from personal attacks against her family to messages of sympathy.
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".