Onondaga, N.Y. -- Jim Sollecito's landscaping business and nursery has been in the same spot for 45 years. He's never seen it flood like it did today. The water rushed over his boots as he talked, like he was standing in a fishing stream. The lush gardens that are usually covered in snow this time of year instead looked like a water feature. Ornamental planters floated, lost islands. "This is not good," he said, surveying the water. By mid-morning, several paved paths had been heaved by the water.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The United Way of Central New York has come up short on the goal for its annual Community Campaign, leaving funding for some programs in jeopardy. A press release from the United Way says the shortfall is "due to a number of factors." The United Way funds 88 programs at 33 organizations in Central New York. In an effort to make up the shortfall, the organization has launched a "Bridge the Gap" campaign, hoping people will chip in extra.
East Hampton, N.Y. -- Cara Nelson had always been a runner. She considered herself a distance runner. But never has she gone the distances that she'll run at the end of this month. Nelson, 31, will run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. That's 183.4 miles. She's one of 16 runners in the World Marathon Challenge that begins Jan. 30. The first marathon is in Novo, Antarctica.
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".