Bill Lambert and his wife used to spend a lot of time in Florida. That's where the couple picked up a colourful concrete garden gnome about 35 years ago. They brought it home and placed it on the lawn of their home on Edinburgh Avenue in Gander, where they enjoyed it for decades. "It's about eight to ten inches high, painted different colours, red hat and whatever, it was a cute little gnome anyway, little whiskers and everything," said Lambert.
The head of the Newfoundland and Labrador Veterinarians Association blames social media and the power of word of mouth for the fact that people continue to feed their dogs raw meat, despite potentially serious health consequences, for both humans and canines. "You know one person says, 'This saved my dog,' and another person says, 'Well, my dog's allergies are really bad and I'm going to try that too,'" said veterinarian Maggie Brown-Bury.
Kayla Walters has travelled solo around many parts of Europe, and found the best way to meet people, learn about a different culture and enjoy a safe evening out on the town is to hook up with a tour group. "My love is craft beer so I would always try to find a beer tour where I was visiting," said Walters. Those experiences will come in handy as she launches her brand new business: St. John's Beer Tours.
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".