In the living room of the Piazza home in Readington Township is a pastel portrait of Tim and his big brother, Michael, from when they were children. "Maybe they're four and six, or three and five, because Mike has his big teeth," said their mother, Evelyn. In the portrait, Tim still has his baby teeth. In the family room are the boys' high school graduation pictures, side by side, and more photographs of them and their parents, Evelyn and Jim.
Carl Williamson learned many lessons from Hurricane Sandy but the one he is putting into play to help victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma can be summed up in one word:"We found ourselves flooded with supplies," said Williamson, the pastor at Gateway Church of Christ in Holmdel, which mobilized to help Sandy victims in the devastated Raritan Bayshore areas of Union Beach, Keansburg and Middletown. "A lot of supplies come in, but six months from now the rush to help will be over.
The vendor has been in America for three years, selling Coca-Cola, hot dogs and pretzels to tourists around the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan. He came from Egypt and now lives in Jersey City, and says he "must speak many languages," as he serves tourists from every continent. On this day, in a five-minute span, he has customers from Japan, Germany and India, and several from Spanish-speaking countries.
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".