Irma took our words away. They were there the morning before Irma, on the sign in front of Allied Kitchen & Bath in Fort Lauderdale. Words of folksy advice, wisdom and wit on the marquee so many pass each day on Oakland Park Boulevard. You’re never too important to be nice to people, read one side of the sign, the morning before Irma. Be the reason someone smiles today, read the other.
What we don’t know now we’ll know later. For every clean and dirty side of this storm, there’ll be good memories from Irma, too. Wait for them. For every hurricane that’s stared at us with cruel eyes, we’ll remember gentler moments, too. What we choose to remember. What we choose to forget. Andrew, Wilma and Irene are practically family to me now. You might have some memories of them that don’t involve wind speed or shattered glass or power off pressed into your family album, too.
I don’t know what it’s called, but I can’t find it. It’s been there since Wilma in 2005. It was there for Matthew last year. It was there whenever anything with a name disturbed the cone of my uncertainty. It’s just a flat piece of Miami-Dade Approved steel that holds down the bottom of the hurricane shutters on the balcony door at home. I may not know what it’s called, but it kind of looks like a threshold plate (if you possibly lived in a Sherman tank), over which No Storm Shall Pass.
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".