It all started with hot dogs. Robbie and Colombo Forero stopped in at a local Red Cross shelter shortly after Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf Coast in 2005, in hopes of helping out those who'd been displaced to the Houston area by the massive storm. The plan was simple: The couple had armfuls of donations to drop off. "We happened to be there during a meal time," Robbie Forero remembers, as she and her husband of 23 years, Colombo, stand in their Friendswood kitchen Monday afternoon.
Don't tell Mannie Gutierrez to be quiet. On Tuesday night, Gutierrez joined more than 20,000 other Houstonians in a sold-out crowd at the Houston Dynamo's final home game of the year, screaming his throat raw in hopes it would energize his team to a win over Seattle Sounders FC in the first leg of the Western Conference finals. The Dynamo have had poor fan showings all season - even as the team reached greater heights in playoffs than they have in several years.
It's been two weeks since the Houston Astros paraded back into town, hoisting the city's first-ever World Series trophy over their heads as orange-and-blue confetti poured down from the heavens. An estimated 1 million fans saw the trophy in the gold-plated flesh that day. And tens of thousands more caught a glimpse that Sunday, when World Series MVP George Springer brought it to a Houston Texans game, and Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel showed it off at a Rockets game.
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".